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Westwood Park Community Hospital

Westwood Park Community Hospital, Swift Drive, Bradford, BD6 3NL

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Getting To The Hospital

  • By Road View
    • The hospital is located to the South West of the city of Bradford. From the South and South East take the M62 to Junction 26 and join the M606 towards Bradford. Take Junction 3 off the M606 and take the second exit at the roundabout onto the A6036 towards Halifax. At the next roundabout take the third exit to continue on the A6036, Halifax Road. Continue along the A6036 for approximately 1.8 miles. Turn right onto Cooper Lane. Take the third left onto Swift Drive. The hospital is located on the right. From the South West and East take the A6036, Halifax Road, towards Bradford. Continue along the A6036 for approximately 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Cooper Lane. Take the third left onto Swift Drive. The hospital is located on the right. From the North and North West take the A650 towards Bradford. At the roundabout take the first exit onto Bradford Road. Follow the road as it becomes Keighley Road and Manningham Lane. Turn right onto the A6177 ring road. Continue along the A6177 for approximately 2.5 miles. Continue straight on to the A647, Great Horton Road. Continue along the A647 for approximately 1.3 miles. Turn left onto Cooper Lane. Take the first right onto Swift Drive. The hospital is located on the right. From the North East take the A658, Harrogate Road, to the A6177 ring road. Turn right onto the A6177 ring road. Continue along the A6177 for approximately 4 miles. Continue straight on to the A647, Great Horton Road. Continue along the A647 for approximately 1.3 miles. Turn left onto Cooper Lane. Take the first right onto Swift Drive. The hospital is located on the right.
    • Open air parking is available at the front and to the side of the hospital and on the surrounding streets.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest bus stop is the Westbury Road bus stop on Cooper Lane. From Westbury Lane cross the road. There is not a designated crossing point. Turn left and follow the road. Cross Cooper Mews. There is a dropped kerb at the crossing point. Turn right onto Swift Drive. The hospital is located on the right after approximately 115m.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is Bradford Interchange. The hospital is approximately 4 miles from the station. The 614 bus is available directly from the station to the hospital.
  • Useful Links View

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is not a Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) at the hospital.
  • The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is located at the Bradford Royal Infirmary main reception area.
  • The telephone number for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is 01274 364 021.
  • The email address for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is pals@bthft.nhs.uk.
  • There are not volunteers available for help and assistance at the hospital.
  • Hospital staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • No hospital staff receive deaf awareness training.
  • Documents are available in an alternative format and can be provided to include: Braille on request, large print on request and different languages on request.
  • There is an assistance dog toilet or toileting area on the hospital site.
  • The assistance dog toilet or toileting area is located on the green area at the front of the hospital.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • BSL interpreters can be provided on request.
  • Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • A mobility scooter charging point is not available at the hospital.
  • Mobility aids are available to help patients move around and include; wheelchairs and walking frames.

Hospital Parking

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located at the front and to the side of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does not have a barrier control system.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a/are clearly marked/signposted Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • There is/are 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the hospital car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 358cm x 593cm (11ft 9in x 19ft 5in).
    • There is a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop-off point.
  • Paying View
    • There are not parking charges for the hospital car park.
  • Access to the Hospital View
    • 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The hospital entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Main Hospital Entrance.

Opening Times

  • Monday 06:30 - 20:00.
  • Tuesday 06:30 - 20:00.
  • Wednesday 06:30 - 20:00.
  • Thursday 06:30 - 20:00.
  • Friday 06:30 - 20:00.
  • Saturday 06:30 - 20:00.
  • Sunday 06:30 - 20:00.

Outside Access (Main Hospital Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There are bollards outside this entrance.
    • The bollard(s) has/have a good colour contrast to prevent them being hazardous to visually impaired people.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located at the front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located straight ahead as you enter.
    • The reception point is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the Main Hospital Entrance.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are windows, glazed screens or mirrors behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are good.
    • The height of the reception counter is high (110cm+).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the low section of the counter.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low section of the desk.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a bell to attract attention.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The type of system is a portable loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • Staff are trained to use the system.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are provided in the reception area.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
    • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
    • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.
    • There is a mixture of seating with and without armrests.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • The waiting room / area does have background music playing.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the waiting room / area.
    • There is not a television.
    • Vending machines are not available.
    • A water dispenser is 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.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the building.
  • Circulation View
    • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is laminate.
    • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • Handrails are not provided in corridors.
    • Seating is not provided in corridors.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Signage and Wayfinding View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
    • The wayfinding signage does not include pictograms.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does play background music in public areas.
    • Music is played in the main reception area at a medium level.
    • There is a hearing assistance system in the public areas of the building.
    • The system is a portable loop.
    • The hearing loop is located in the main reception.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible toilets are located within the Westwood Park Outpatients Department.

Standard Toilet(s)

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