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Accident & Emergency - Minor Injuries Unit

Royal Albert Edward Infirmary, Wigan Lane, Wigan, Lancashire, WN1 2NN

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Getting To The Hospital

  • By Road View
    • Directions from the North
      Follow the M6 South bound heading for Wigan. At junction 27, Standish, leave the M6 and take the A5029 for approximately 600 yards. At the end of dual carriage way turn left for Wigan (A49). Continue on the A5029 heading for Wigan town centre.
      Continue through the first set of lights until you reach the second set of traffic lights at Standish Village. At these traffic lights turn right onto the High Street, heading for Wigan on the A49.
      Continue along the A49 following signs for Wigan town centre. Turn right at the roundabout and continue along the A49 for approximately two miles The Royal Albert Edward Infirmary is to the right.
      Directions from the South
      Follow the M6 North bound heading for Wigan. At junction 25, leave the M6 and take the A49 for approximately 400 metres. At the roundabout take the third exit onto the B5238/Poolstock Lane. Continue on this road for approximately 2 miles. Turn left at the traffic lights following the B5238/Chapel Lane. Continue on this road following Chapel Lane through 4 sets of traffic lights.
      At the 5th set of lights take the A49 Preston/Standish. Continue along the A49 following signs for the hospital.
      The Royal Albert Edward Infirmary is on the left hand side.
    • Car parking is available on a Pay and Display basis. It applies to all cars parks and includes disabled areas.
  • By Bus View
    • Wigan Lane is very well served by buses.
  • By Train View
    • Wigan North Western and Wigan Wallgate are the nearest railway stations. The hospital is a short taxi journey from the stations.
  • Useful Links View

Hospital Parking (Christopher Home Building Carpark)

  • Parking View
    • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.
    • The car park is located at the front of the hospital, to the right of A&E, on Wigan Lane.
    • 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 4 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 not a designated drop-off point.
  • 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 at the rear of the car park.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is not 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The hospital entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Christopher Home Building Main Entrance.

Outside Access (Christopher Home Building Main Entrance)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the hospital to the right of A&E.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • There is an intercom but it is not at a convenient height for wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 110cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope Details View
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately in front of the entrance.
    • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
  • Comments View
    • The intercom is 150cm high.

Getting To (Minor Injuries Unit)

  • The Minor Injuries Unit is/are located within the Primary Care Suite, on the ground floor of the Christopher Home Building.
  • To see the hospital map please click here (opens new tab).
  • Access to the Minor Injuries Unit is via the Christopher Home Building Main Entrance.
  • Enter the Christopher Home Building Main Entrance. The entrance to the Minor Injuries Unit is ahead on the left.
  • There is ramped/sloped access to the Minor Injuries Unit.
  • The Minor Injuries Unit is approximately 5m from the entrance.
  • Wayfinding signage is not provided.
  • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.

Opening Times (Minor Injuries Unit)

  • Monday 08:00 - 23:30.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 23:30.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 23:30.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 23:30.
  • Friday 08:00 - 23:30.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 23:30.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 23:30.

Entrance (Primary Care Suite)

  • Entrance Details View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor of the Christopher Home Building.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed with the name of the service/department.
    • There is step free access at this entrance.
    • There is a hand sanitiser but it is not at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 88cm.

Reception (Minor Injuries Unit)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located on the left on entering the Primary Care Suite.
    • The reception point is approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the Primary Care Suite 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 no 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 medium height (77cm - 109cm).
    • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a bell to attract attention.
    • There is not a hearing assistance 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 sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.
    • The seats do not have armrests.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • The waiting room / area does not 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 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.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Wayfinding signage is available.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl/laminate.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Triage Room)

  • There is / are 1 consultation / treatment room(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; Triage 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • 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 no 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 (Treatment Room)

  • There is / are 4 consultation / treatment room(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; Treatment Room 1.
  • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is a bed / couch.
  • The bed / couch is adjustable.
  • A hoist can be brought in from another department.
  • There is sufficient space next to the bed/couch for a mobile hoist to operate.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair(s) is not/are not adjustable.
  • There are no 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
    • The nearest accessible toilet is located to the right on entering the Christopher Home Building Main Entrance.

Standard Toilet(s)