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Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Suite

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

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Getting To The Hospital

  • By Road View
    • Directions from the M6
      Leave the M6 at Junction 23, travel eastbound towards Manchester on the A580. Go straight across the roundabout straight through two sets of traffic lights close together. Turn left at the next set of traffic lights and at the next set of lights (fire station on left) turn right heading towards Leigh.
      Continue on, going through Leigh Town Centre, move into right hand lane when the Parish Church is on the left side. Turn right at the traffic lights into The Avenue. Go straight across the mini roundabout, down to the bottom. The hospital is on the left hand side, turn into the Lake Street entrance.
      Directions from the M61
      Leave the M61 at Junction 5 and follow signs for A6 - Manchester. Continue along the A6 for approximately 2 miles. At the traffic lights (Red Lion Pub) turn right onto A579. Travel through Atherton and follow signs for Leigh. When approaching Leigh town centre turn left at traffic lights at the First and Last pub (at the lights you will notice a small Asda on the right), turn left into The Avenue. Go straight across the mini roundabout, down to the bottom. The hospital is on the left hand side, turn into Lake Street entrance.
      Directions from A580 Manchester
      At the roundabout where you see the Greyhound Hotel leave at the third exit across the front of the hotel and continue along Warrington Road. Go over the canal bridge and turn right at the traffic lights. Follow the road, at the mini roundabout turn left onto Holden Road. After approximately 1 - 1 1/2 miles turn right into Hanover Street. At the end of Hanover Street, turn right into The Avenue and the hospital is on the left hand side, turn into Lake Street entrance.
    • Car parking is available on a Pay and Display basis. It applies to all cars parks and includes disabled areas.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest railway station is Atherton.
  • Useful Links View

Hospital Parking (Main Carpark)

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located in front of the hospital.
    • 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.
    • There is/are 10+ designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the hospital car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 250cm x 500cm (8ft 2in x 16ft 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 a designated drop-off point.
    • The drop-off point is located in front of the main entrance.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop-off point.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
  • Paying View
    • There are parking charges for the hospital car park.
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment signs are located throughout the car park.
    • Payment signs do make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • Free parking for Blue Badge holders is for 30 minutes only.
    • Payment machines are located throughout the car park.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • To see the hospital parking charges please click here (opens new tab).
  • 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 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Main Entrance.

Getting To (Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Suite)

  • The Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Suite is/are located on the ground floor of the hospital.
  • To see the hospital map please click here (opens new tab).
  • Access to the Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Suite is via the Main Entrance.
  • Enter the main entrance.
    Turn left and go through the double doors.
    Take the next right and follow the corridor to the end.
    At the end turn right and follow the corridor to the end.
    Turn right and The Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Suite is on the left.
  • There is step free access to the Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Suite.
  • The Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Suite is approximately 105m from the Main Entrance.
  • There is a/are manual, heavy, double door(s) between the entrance and the department/service.
  • Wayfinding signage is provided.
  • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • There is some flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.

Outside Access (Main Hospital Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of this entrance.

Opening Times (Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Suite)

  • Monday 08:40 - 16:30.
  • Tuesday 08:40 - 16:30.
  • Wednesday 08:40 - 16:30.
  • Thursday 08:40 - 16:30.
  • Friday 08:40 - 16:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Entrance (Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Suite)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor of the hospital.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed with the name of the service/department.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is no hand sanitiser at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 87cm.

Waiting Room / Area

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is approximately 1m from the department entrance.
  • There is level access into the waiting room / area.
  • There is not a/are not door(s) into the waiting room / area.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is not a space for a wheelchair user to wait within the seating area.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Chairs with armrests are not available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • The waiting room / area does have background music playing.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the waiting room / area.
  • There is a television.
  • Subtitles are available.
  • 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.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Camera Room)

  • There is / are 1 consultation / treatment room(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; Camera Room.
  • There is level access to the consultation / treatment room.
  • There is a/are door(s) into the consultation / treatment room.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) is/are light.
  • The width of the door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is not a bed / couch.
  • A hoist can be brought in from another department.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair(s) is/are adjustable.
  • There are some chairs with armrests available.
  • All tables are permanently fixed.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Consultation / Treatment Room (VA Room)

  • There is / are 1 consultation / treatment room(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; VA Room.
  • There is level access to the consultation / treatment room.
  • There is a/are door(s) into the consultation / treatment room.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) is/are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is not room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is not a bed / couch.
  • A hoist can be brought in from another department.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair(s) is not/are not adjustable.
  • There are some chairs with armrests available.
  • All tables are permanently fixed.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Laser Room)

  • There is / are 1 consultation / treatment room(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; Laser Room.
  • There is level access to the consultation / treatment room.
  • There is a/are door(s) into the consultation / treatment room.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) is/are light.
  • The width of the door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is not room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is not a bed / couch.
  • A hoist can be brought in from another department.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair(s) is not/are not adjustable.
  • There are some chairs with armrests available.
  • All tables are permanently fixed.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • There is an accessible toilet available in the main corridor.

Standard Toilet(s)