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Ward 2A

The Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Prescot Street, Liverpool, L7 8XP

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Introduction

  • Ward 2A is located on the second floor of the hospital.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Liverpool.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Liverpool Lime Street.

Parking

  • Parking on the main hospital site is limited to staff and permit holders.
  • There is some disabled parking on site but it is generally used by staff with the exception of the Diabetic Centre where outpatients of that facility can park if displaying a Blue Badge.
  • It may be possible to drive onto the site to drop off disabled patients outside the side or rear entrances but this is at the discretion of security staff.
  • There are drop-off areas outside the Main and Emergency Department Entrances and also outside the Linda McCartney and Education Centres, but vehicles must not be parked in these areas.
  • Patients and visitors can park in the nearby secure Q-Park facility which is situated less than a 5 minute walk from the hospital and is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • The vehicle entrance to Q-Park is on Epworth Street (off Erskine Street).
  • A pedestrian exit is available on the Prescot Road side of the car park.
  • The car park has over 40 designated Blue Badge bays on level 1 and two additional bays on each of the other levels. The dimensions of the bays are 3.5m x 6.5 (11ft 5in x 21ft 3in).
  • Parking charges are the same for Blue Badge holders.
  • There is a height restriction of 2.1 metres (6ft 10in) at Q-Park so if you have a vehicle above this height please contact the Trust’s Security Team on 0151 706 2228 to make alternative arrangements.
  • A shuttle bus services runs between the Q-Park car park and the Royal and Dental Hospitals.
  • The bus runs on request and car park staff can radio for one to come within a few minutes.

Outside Access (Hospital Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the hospital, off Prescot Street.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in).
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a small raised threshold in the doorway.
  • Comments
    • The automatic doors are push-pad operated.
    • Alternatively there are automatically revolving doors.

Other Floors (ABC)

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is medium.

Lift (ABC)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in a corridor off the hospital foyer.
  • The lift is 75m (82yd) from main hospital entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11.
  • 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 160cm x 240cm (5ft 3in x 7ft 10in).
  • 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 controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Outside Access (Ward 2A Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The intercom is 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 heavy.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

Reception (Nurses Station)

  • The desk is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the ward entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk.

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.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is tiles.
  • Lighting levels are varied.

Waiting Room / Area

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the ward entrance.
  • There is level access into the waiting room / area.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • All chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Chairs with armrests are not available.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • There is not a television.
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • There is not a play area or toys/books for a child to play with.
  • There is space for an assistance dog to rest within the seating area.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Ward

  • There is level access to the ward.
  • The ward is unisex.
  • There are 4 bays available.
  • There are 4 side rooms available.
  • The area / room / bay surveyed was Room 2.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 14:00 - 16:00.
    • Monday 18:00 - 20:00.
    • Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00.
    • Tuesday 18:00 - 20:00.
    • Wednesday 14:00 - 16:00.
    • Wednesday 18:00 - 20:00.
    • Thursday 14:00 - 16:00.
    • Thursday 18:00 - 20:00.
    • Friday 14:00 - 16:00.
    • Friday 18:00 - 20:00.
    • Saturday 14:00 - 16:00.
    • Saturday 18:00 - 20:00.
    • Sunday 14:00 - 16:00.
    • Sunday 18:00 - 20:00.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located next to the bays.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are handrails.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments
    • A larger wheel-in shower room was being installed at the time of the survey.
    • The shower cubicle is accessed via a sloped threshold.

Standard Bathroom (Washrooms)

  • The bathroom is unisex.
  • The standard bathroom is 23m (25yd) 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 sink and an emergency cord.

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest accessible toilet for visitors is located on the ground floor of the hospital.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Disability awareness training can be provided for staff.
  • 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.
  • The main languages requested are Cantonese, Arabic, Somali, Mandarin, Polish and Kurdish.
  • Registered assistance dogs are generally welcomed in all areas although departments with high risk from infection, such as wards and intensive care units, should be contacted in advance.
  • Switchboard staff are Type Talk aware.
  • Help with luggage is available for inpatients.
  • The mobility aids available in the hospital include mobile hoists, ceiling tracking hoists, wheelchairs, motorised wheelchairs, tri wheel walkers, shower chairs, bath hoists, commodes, walking sticks, walking frames, hoist slings, adjustable beds and crutches.
  • There is no charge for mobility aids.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact a nurse/doctor.
  • There is not a mobility scooter charging point at the hospital.
  • Portable hearing loop systems are available at the hospital.