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Bridgewater Rehab Unit

Leigh Infirmary, The Avenue, Leigh, Lancashire, WN7 1HS

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Introduction

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    • The Bridgewater Rehab Unit is located on the second floor of the hospital.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Leigh.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Atherton.

Shared Section (Parking)

Shared Section (Hanover Hospital Entrance)

Shared Section (NLA: Hanover Hospital Entrance)

Shared Section (Other Floors)

Shared Section (Lift)

Outside Access (Bridgewater Rehab Unit Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the second floor of the hospital.
  • 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 towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 172cm (5ft 8in) wide.

Reception

  • The desk is 28m (31yd) from the unit entrance .
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is a bell to attract attention.
  • The bell is not at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk.

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 medium.

Ward

  • There is level access to the ward.
  • The ward is unisex.
  • There are 1 bays available.
  • There are 4 side rooms available.
  • The area / room / bay surveyed was Female Bay 1.
  • The area / room / bay is 7m (22ft 12in) from the unit entrance .
  • There are doors to the bay / side room.
  • The main doors open by sliding.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) 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 an accessible toilet for visitors to use on the ward.
  • There is not a standard toilet for visitors to use on the ward.
  • There is a bathroom on the ward.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 14:30 - 15:30.
    • Monday 19:00 - 20:00.
    • Tuesday 14:30 - 15:30.
    • Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00.
    • Wednesday 14:30 - 15:30.
    • Wednesday 19:00 - 20:00.
    • Thursday 14:30 - 15:30.
    • Thursday 19:00 - 20:00.
    • Friday 14:30 - 15:30.
    • Friday 19:00 - 20:00.
    • Saturday 14:30 - 15:30.
    • Saturday 19:00 - 20:00.
    • Sunday 14:30 - 15:30.
    • Sunday 19:00 - 20:00.

Accessible Bathroom

  • There are accessible bathrooms available.
  • Location and access View
    • The bathroom is unisex.
    • The bathroom is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no additional signage on or near the accessible bathroom door.
    • The accessible bathroom is 23m (25yd) from the unit entrance .
    • The accessible bathroom is located on the corridor .
    • There is level access to the accessible bathroom.
  • Features and dimensions View
    • A key is not required for the accessible bathroom.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked (no lock).
    • The width of the door is 126cm (4ft 2in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 250cm x 340cm (8ft 2in x 11ft 2in).
    • The bathroom has a non slip floor.
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the bathroom.
  • Position of fixtures View
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • The lateral transfer space is 300cm (9ft 10in).
    • 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 View
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the bathroom.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 42cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The toilet roll holder is 110cm (3ft 7in) high.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is 80cm (2ft 7in) high.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not a mixer tap for the sink.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible bathroom.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • Bath details View
    • There is a bath.
    • The height of the side of the bath from floor level is 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not a shower over the bath.
    • There are not wall mounted handrails available.
  • Wheel in shower details View
    • There is not a wheel in shower.
  • Colour contrast and lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is located off the corridor.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the unit entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • There is no lock for the toilet door.
    • The door is light.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 176cm x 146cm (5ft 9in x 4ft 9in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 42cm (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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Disability Awareness Training
  • All Trust staff undertake disability awareness training as part of their Equality and Diversity training.
  • Assistance Dogs
  • Assistance dogs are welcome in the hospital and the Outpatient areas.
  • However, assistance dogs are not allowed into direct multi-patient clinical areas, such as wards, due to Infection Control and also other reasons.
  • Staff are usually asked to accommodate a side room or visiting area for patients that require an assistance dog or people visiting with an assistance dog.
  • Patient Information
  • Patient information and correspondence can be requested in large print, Braille, audio and in other languages.
  • To request these documents you can call: 01942 773106.
  • Mobility Aids
  • Mobility aids available within the hospital include bariatric beds and wheelchairs, manual hoists, hoist slings, tri wheel walkers, walking sticks, walking frames, crutches and commodes which are all available on request.
  • There is no charge for mobility aids.
  • Volunteers
  • Volunteers are available for help and assistance.
  • Volunteers are located on the desk just inside the Main Hospital Entrance.
  • Language Interpreters
  • British Sign Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • An interpreter service is provided for patients whose first language is not English.
  • Hearing Assistance
  • Portable hearing loops are available on request.
  • Typetalk,
  • Switchboard staff are Typetalk aware.
  • Children
  • Children are welcome within the hospital, however, visiting with children under the age of 12 is discouraged, unless the patient is a parent, brother or sister.
  • Wheelchair Assistance
  • Wheelchair assistance is available on request. Wheelchair assistance can be arranged at the Volunteers Desk on arrival at the hospital. Alternatively you can contact the ward / department you are attending, prior to your visit.
  • Motorised Scooters
  • Motorised scooters are allowed within the hospital.