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Billinge Ward

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

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Introduction

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
  • The car park is at the front of the venue.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • There are 10+ designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 490cm (11ft 10in x 16ft 1in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 10m (32ft 10in) from the main hospital entrance 2.
  • The furthest designated bay is 35m (38yd) from the main hospital entrance 2.
  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
  • The dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
  • The patron does not have to cross a road.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

Outside Access (Main Hospital Entrance 2)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the hospital off Wigan Lane.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 114cm (3ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Main Hospital Entrance 2)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Level Change (Main Hospital Corridor)

  • There are various easy to moderate ramps located throughout the hospital corridors.

Outside Access (Billinge Ward Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on level 1.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.

Reception

  • The desk is 20m (22yd) from the ward entrance .
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a touch screen.
  • There is not a prescription box.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is not 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 varied.

Waiting Room / Area

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is 4m (13ft 1in) from the ward entrance .
  • There is level access into the waiting room / area.
  • There are doors into the waiting room / area.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • There is not room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The door opening is 133 cm wide.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • All chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs with armrests are available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • There is a television.
  • Subtitles are not available.
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • There is not a children's play area.
  • There is not space for an assistance dog to rest.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Ward

  • There is level access to the ward.
  • The ward is female.
  • There are 3 bays available.
  • There are 3 side rooms available.
  • The area / room / bay surveyed was Bay 3.
  • The area / room / bay is 36m (39yd) from the ward entrance .
  • There are doors to the bay / side room.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 150cm (4ft 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.
  • Bedside services available are television, telephone, radio and games.
  • These services are chargeable.
  • A hoist is not available.
  • There is an accessible toilet for visitors to use on the ward.
  • There is a standard toilet for visitors to use on the ward.
  • There is a bathroom on the ward.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 18:00 - 19:30.
    • Tuesday 18:00 - 19:30.
    • Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00.
    • Wednesday 18:00 - 19:30.
    • Thursday 18:00 - 19:30.
    • Friday 18:00 - 19:30.
    • Saturday 14:00 - 15:00.
    • Saturday 18:00 - 19:30.
    • Sunday 14:00 - 15:00.
    • Sunday 18:00 - 19:30.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Gyaenacology Assessment Unit)

  • There are 1 consultation/treatment rooms available.
  • The consultation / treatment room is 6m (19ft 8in) from the ward entrance .
  • There is level access to the consultation / treatment room.
  • There are doors into the consultation / treatment room.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 133cm (4ft 4in) wide.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is a bed / couch.
  • The bed / couch is adjustable.
  • A hoist is not available.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Consultation / Treatment Room (Treatment Room)

  • There are 1 consultation/treatment rooms available.
  • The consultation / treatment room is 18m (20yd) from the ward entrance .
  • There is level access to the consultation / treatment room.
  • There are doors into the consultation / treatment room.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 123cm (4ft 0in) wide.
  • The type of flooring is vinyl.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is a bed / couch.
  • The bed / couch is adjustable.
  • A hoist is not available.
  • There is not a chair.
  • Lighting levels are low.

Accessible Bathroom (Shower)

  • There are accessible bathrooms available.
  • Location and access View
    • The bathroom is female.
    • 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 12m (13yd) from the ward entrance .
    • 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 by a twist lock.
    • The width of the door is 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 205cm x 215cm (6ft 9in x 7ft 1in).
    • 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 125cm (4ft 1in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is no flush on the transfer side.
  • Features and dimensions View
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • 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 right.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (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 102cm (3ft 4in) high.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is 86cm (2ft 10in) high.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is 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 not a bath.
  • Wheel in shower details View
    • There is 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Accessible Bathroom (Bath)

  • There are accessible bathrooms available.
  • Location and access View
    • The bathroom is female.
    • 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 26m (28yd) from the ward entrance .
    • 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 and outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the door is 128cm (4ft 2in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the bathroom are 270cm x 315cm (8ft 10in x 10ft 4in).
    • 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 200cm (6ft 7in).
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • Features and dimensions View
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • 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 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 106cm (3ft 6in) high.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is 78cm (2ft 7in) high.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is 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.
    • 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located on the right along the ward.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head and handrails.
  • Other facilities available are an emergency cord.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Volunteers are available for help and assistance. Volunteers are located on the desks just inside main hospital entrance 1, main hospital entrance 2 and just inside the Christopher Home Building entrance.
  • Comments View
    • 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 please contact the ward / department.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 at the desks just inside main hospital entrance 1, main hospital entrance 2 and just inside the Christopher Home Building 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.