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Ward D21

Birmingham City Hospital, Dudley Road, Birmingham, West Midlands, B18 7QH

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Introduction

  • Comments
    • Ward D21 is located on the second floor main spinal corridor.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Birmingham.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Jewellery Quarter.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • 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 8 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 238cm x 500cm (7ft 10in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 60m (66yd) from the Main Hospital Side Entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 75m (82yd) from the Main Hospital Side Entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
    • 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.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the hospital.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments
    • This entrance is swipe card entry 19:30 - 06:30.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • 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

  • The lift is located off the main spinal corridor.
  • The lift is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the side entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 150cm x 250cm (4ft 11in 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Outside Access (Unit Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor main spinal corridor.
  • 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 away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 78cm (2ft 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 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

Reception

  • The desk is 25m (27yd) from the unit entrance .
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • 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.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is non slip.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Ward

  • There is level access to the ward.
  • The ward is male.
  • There are 1 bays available.
  • There are 2 side rooms available.
  • The area / room / bay surveyed was Side Room 2.
  • The area / room / bay is 38m (42yd) from the unit 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 132cm (4ft 4in) 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 and hospital information.
  • These services are chargeable.
  • A hoist is available.
  • The hoist is electric.
  • 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 an accessible toilet for visitors to use outside the ward.
  • The distance to the accessible toilet for visitors to use is 82m (90yd).
  • There is a standard toilet for visitors to use on the ward.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 14:30 - 16:00.
    • Monday 18:00 - 20:00.
    • Tuesday 14:30 - 16:00.
    • Tuesday 18:00 - 20:00.
    • Wednesday 14:30 - 16:00.
    • Wednesday 18:00 - 20:00.
    • Thursday 14:30 - 16:00.
    • Thursday 18:00 - 20:00.
    • Friday 14:30 - 16:00.
    • Friday 18:00 - 20:00.
    • Saturday 14:30 - 16:00.
    • Saturday 18:00 - 20:00.
    • Sunday 14:30 - 16:00.
    • Sunday 18:00 - 20:00.

Standard Washroom

  • The washroom is interchangeable.
  • The standard washroom is 63m (69yd) from the unit entrance .
  • The standard washroom is located to the rear of the ward .
  • There is level access to the standard washroom.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • The facilities available in the standard washroom include a toilet, a bath and a shower.
  • Comments
    • There is a dropdown rail available to the side of the toilet.
    • There is a similar washroom off the ward corridor.

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.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet

  • Male adapted toilet facilities are available on the second floor main spinal corridor.
  • Female adapted toilet facilities are available on the first floor main spinal corridor.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info Health

  • Disability awareness / equality training can be provided for hospital staff.
  • The most commonly produced documents could be provided in other formats.
  • Documents in Braille, large print, audio and different languages format can be requested.
  • Assistance dogs are allowed in most areas of the hospital.
  • Areas with a high risk from infection, such as intensive care and wards should be contacted in advance before accessing with assistance dogs.
  • BSL interpreters can be provided on request.
  • Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.
  • Switchboard staff are Text Relay aware.
  • Help with luggage is generally available for inpatients.
  • The mobility aids available include mobile hoists, ceiling tracking hoists, wheelchairs, tri wheel walkers, shower chairs, commodes, walking sticks, walking frames, hoist slings, adjustable beds and crutches.
  • Portable hearing loops can be provided on request.