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Ward 29

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

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Ward 29 is located on the fourth floor of Zone 2.
    • Ward 29 is 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 Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the fourth floor of Zone 2.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 176cm (5ft 9in) wide.

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.
  • Some Braille signage is available.
  • Some tactile signage is available.
  • Some pictorial signage is available.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is non slip.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Ward

  • There is level access to the ward.
  • The ward is unisex.
  • There are 5 bays available.
  • There are 5 side rooms available.
  • The area / room / bay surveyed was Room 13.
  • The area / room / bay is 26m (28yd) 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 heavy.
  • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) 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 bright.
  • 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 (Male)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located in the main ward corridor.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 48cm (1ft 7in).
  • Other facilities available are a sink.

Accessible Toilet

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

Standard Bathroom

  • The bathroom is male.
  • The standard bathroom is 13m (14yd) from the ward entrance.
  • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • The facilities available in the standard bathroom include a bath with shower, a sink and an emergency cord.
  • Comments View
    • An identical bathroom is available in the female area.
    • The signage on the bathroom doors is interchangeable for male and female.

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.