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Ward 3X

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

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Introduction

  • Ward 3X is located on the third floor.

Opening Times (Visiting)

  • Monday 14:00 - 16:00.
  • Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00.
  • Wednesday 18:00 - 20:00.
  • Thursday 14:00 - 16:00.
  • Friday 14:00 - 16:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Liverpool.
  • There is not 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 arrive 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 main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in) wide.
  • Comments
    • The automatic doors are push pad operated.
    • Alternatively, there are automatically revolving doors.

Other Floors (XY)

  • 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 medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is bright.

Lift (XY)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in a corridor off the hospital foyer.
  • The lift is 70m (77yd) 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 170cm x 250cm (5ft 7in 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 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 3X Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the third floor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

Reception (Staff Base)

  • The desk is 12m (13yd 4in) from the ward entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • 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 13 side rooms available.
  • The area / room / bay surveyed was 4.
  • The area / room / bay is 16m (17yd) from the ward entrance .
  • There are doors to the bay / side room.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are light.
  • 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 and telephone.
  • These services are chargeable.
  • A hoist is available.
  • The hoist is electric.
  • A sling is available.
  • The sling is attached by hook.
  • There is not an accessible toilet for visitors to use on the ward.
  • There is not a standard toilet for visitors to use on the ward.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Accessible Bathroom (Side Room 4)

  • There are accessible bathrooms available.
  • Location and access
    • The bathroom is unisex.
    • There is no additional signage on or near the accessible bathroom door.
    • The accessible bathroom is located in side room 4.
    • There is level access to the accessible bathroom.
  • Features and dimensions
    • A key is not required for the accessible bathroom.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 210cm x 290cm (6ft 11in x 9ft 6in).
    • The bathroom has a non slip floor.
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the bathroom.
  • Position of fixtures
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is no flush on the transfer side.
  • Features and dimensions
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of fixtures
    • Wall mounted rails are not available.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 130cm (4ft 3in) high.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is 85cm (2ft 9in) high.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap for the sink.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible bathroom.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • Wheel in shower details
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is fixed.
    • The shower head height is 170cm (5ft 7in).
    • The shower control type is twist/turn.
    • The shower seat is shower chair.
    • There are handrails available.
  • Colour contrast and lighting
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • There are drop down rails both sides of the toilet.

Accessible Bathroom (Side Room 14)

  • There are accessible bathrooms available.
  • Location and access
    • The bathroom is unisex.
    • The bathroom is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille and no additional signage on or near the accessible bathroom door.
    • The accessible bathroom is 15m (16yd) from the ward entrance .
    • The accessible bathroom is located in side room 14.
    • There is level access to the accessible bathroom.
  • Features and dimensions
    • A key is not required for the accessible bathroom.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 180cm x 193cm (5ft 11in x 6ft 4in).
    • The bathroom has a non slip floor.
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the bathroom.
  • Position of fixtures
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • There is no dropdown rail.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • Features and dimensions
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the bathroom.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of fixtures
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 140cm (4ft 7in) high.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is 85cm (2ft 9in) high.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap for the sink.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible bathroom.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • Wheel in shower details
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head height is fixed.
    • The shower head height is 170cm (5ft 7in).
    • The shower control type is lever.
    • The shower seat is shower chair.
    • There are handrails available.
  • Colour contrast and lighting
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located along the corridor.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are handrails and a shower chair.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

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.