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Ward 28

Barnsley Hospital, Gawber Road, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S75 2EP

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Ward 27 and Ward 28 are located within the Respiratory Unit.
    • The Respiratory Unit is located on the third floor of Zone 2.
    • These wards are accessible via the Main Hospital Entrance.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Barnsley.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Barnsley.

Parking (Car Park 3)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 10+ designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 475cm x 600cm (15ft 7in x 19ft 8in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 32m (35yd) from the main hospital entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 85m (93yd) from the main hospital entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located at the front of the hospital.
    • There is not a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • There is not tactile paving on the dropped kerb.

Outside Access (Main Hospital Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the hospital, off Gawber Road.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open by revolving.
  • The door opening is 182cm (5ft 12in) wide.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is medium.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the Zone 2 ground floor corridor.
  • The lift is 75m (82yd) from main hospital entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 148cm x 250cm (4ft 10in x 8ft 2in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Outside Access (Ward 28 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the third floor of Zone 2.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are light.
  • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.

Reception

  • The desk is 17m (19yd) from the ward entrance .
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk.
  • Comments View
    • There are two staff stations within Ward 28, one at either side of the ward.
    • These reception desks are identical.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is non slip.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Waiting Room / Area

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is 16m (17yd) from the ward entrance .
  • There is level access into the waiting room / area.
  • There are doors into the waiting room / area.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are light.
  • The door opening is 84 cm wide.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs with armrests are available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • There is not a television.
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • There is not a children's play area.
  • There is space for an assistance dog to rest.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Consultation / Treatment Room

  • There are 1 consultation/treatment rooms available.
  • The consultation / treatment room is 17m (19yd) from the ward entrance .
  • There is level access to the consultation / treatment room.
  • There are doors into the consultation / treatment room.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are light.
  • The door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in) wide.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is a bed / couch.
  • The bed / couch is adjustable.
  • A hoist is available.
  • The hoist is manual.
  • A sling is available.
  • The sling is attached by hook and loop.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Ward

  • There is level access to the ward.
  • The ward is unisex.
  • There are 4 bays available.
  • There are 7 side rooms available.
  • The area / room / bay surveyed was Room 12.
  • The area / room / bay is 40m (44yd) from the ward entrance .
  • There are doors to the bay / side room.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are light.
  • The door opening is 137cm (4ft 6in) wide.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre between beds.
  • All beds are adjustable.
  • All beds have bedside storage.
  • Bedside services available are television, telephone, radio, internet, games and hospital information.
  • These services are chargeable.
  • A hoist is available.
  • The hoist is manual.
  • A sling is available.
  • The sling is attached by hook and loop.
  • There is not an accessible toilet for visitors to use on the ward.
  • There is not an accessible toilet for visitors to use outside the ward.
  • There is a standard toilet for visitors to use on the ward.
  • There is a bathroom on the ward.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 15:30 - 17:00.
    • Monday 18:30 - 20:00.
    • Tuesday 15:30 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 18:30 - 20:00.
    • Wednesday 15:30 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 18:30 - 20:00.
    • Thursday 15:30 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 18:30 - 20:00.
    • Friday 15:30 - 17:00.
    • Friday 18:30 - 20:00.
    • Saturday 15:30 - 17:00.
    • Saturday 18:30 - 20:00.
    • Sunday 15:30 - 17:00.
    • Sunday 18:30 - 20:00.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located off the ward corridor.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a shower chair.
  • Other facilities available are a sink.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • The signage is interchangeable for male and female patients.
    • There are other adapted showers available with similar specifications.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Bathroom

  • The bathroom is male.
  • The standard bathroom is 35m (38yd) from the ward entrance.
  • The standard bathroom is located on the corridor .
  • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The facilities available in the standard bathroom include a bath with shower and an emergency cord.
  • Comments View
    • The bath has a bath hoist.
    • The signage on the bathroom door is interchangeable for male and female patients.
    • There is an identical bathroom on the female side of the ward.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness training.
  • The most commonly used documents can be produced in different formats on request.
  • Different formats include Braille, large print and different languages.
  • British Sign Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • Please contact the venue for a list of languages provided by interpreters.
  • Registered assistance dogs are generally welcomed in all areas although departments with a high risk of infection, such as wards and intensive care units, should be contacted in advance.
  • Switchboard staff are Typetalk aware.
  • Volunteers are available for help and assistance.
  • Volunteers are located on the desks just inside main hospital entrance and the outpatients entrance.
  • Help with luggage is available for inpatients.
  • Mobility aids available in the hospital include mobile hoists, wheelchairs, motorised wheelchairs, tri-wheel walkers, walking sticks, shower chairs, commodes, walking frames, hoist slings, adjustable beds and crutches.
  • There is no charge for mobility aids.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact Patient Advice and Liaison Services.
  • There is a mobility scooter charging point at the hospital.
  • The charging point for mobility scooters is located at the main hospital entrance.
  • Portable hearing loop systems are available at the hospital on request, please contact Patient Advice and Liaison Services.
  • Barnsley Hospital's textphone/minicom number is: 01226 321014.
  • Children are welcome within the hospital but must be accompanied by an adult.