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Main Hospital Entrance

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

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Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Leigh.
  • 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 Atherton.

Parking (Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 4 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 270cm x 620cm (8ft 10in x 20ft 4in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 77m (84yd 7in) from the main hospital entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 87m (95yd 5in) from the main hospital 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.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located at the front of the main hospital entrance.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • There is not tactile paving on the dropped kerb.
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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.

Reception (Information Desk)

  • The desk is 12m (13yd) from the main entrance .
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk.

Reception (Main Reception)

  • The desk is 20m (22yd) from the main entrance .
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • 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.
  • Route finding signage is available.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is carpet and non slip.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Waiting Room / Area

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is 6m (19ft 8in) from the main entrance .
  • There is level access into the waiting room / area.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The type of flooring is carpet.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs have armrests.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • There is space for an assistance dog to rest.
  • 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 tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is located behind the waiting room.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 21m (22yd 2ft) from the main hospital 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.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The door is light.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 200cm x 270cm (6ft 7in x 8ft 10in).
    • The accessible toilet does 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 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 a/are female sanitary and clinical waste disposal units.
    • 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 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 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 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 90cm.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are available within this accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There are standard toilets available elsewhere in the hospital.

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.