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Ward 6B Dialysis Unit

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

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Introduction

  • Ward 6B Dialysis Unit is located on the sixth floor.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.
  • Comments
    • The opening times given are for planned sessions.
    • Outside these hours are for emergencies only.

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 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 (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)

  • 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 6B Dialysis Unit Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the sixth floor.
  • 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 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

Reception

  • 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 has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • 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 19m (20yd 2ft) 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 towards you (pull).
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • All chairs are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs have armrests.
  • All tables are permanently fixed.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • 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 medium.

Ward

  • There is level access to the ward.
  • There are 5 bays available.
  • There are 5 side rooms available.
  • The area / room / bay surveyed was Room 5.
  • The area / room / bay is 16m (17yd) 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 permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre between beds.
  • All beds are adjustable.
  • No beds have bedside storage.
  • A hoist is available.
  • The hoist is manual.
  • A sling is available.
  • There is an accessible toilet for visitors to use on the ward.
  • There is not a bathroom on the ward.
  • There is not a bathroom outside the ward.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is located off the waiting area.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 23m (25yd 6in) from the ward entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 200cm x 140cm (6ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 height of the towel dispenser is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • The signage for the toilet is interchangeable for male and female.
    • The accessible toilet is also used as the standard unisex toilet.

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.