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Orrell 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.
  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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.

Outside Access (Orrell 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 towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 166cm (5ft 5in) wide.

Level Change (Main Hospital Corridor)

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

Reception

  • The desk is 15m (16yd) 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 bright.
  • 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 bright.

Ward

  • There is level access to the ward.
  • The ward is unisex.
  • There are 1 bays available.
  • There are 3 side rooms available.
  • The area / room / bay surveyed was Bay 3.
  • The area / room / bay is 30m (33yd) from the ward entrance .
  • There are doors to the bay / side room.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 165cm (5ft 5in) 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 not a bathroom on the ward.
  • There is not a bathroom outside the ward.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 19:00 - 20:00.
    • Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00.
    • Wednesday 19:00 - 20:00.
    • Thursday 19:00 - 20:00.
    • Friday 19:00 - 20:00.
    • Saturday 14:00 - 16:00.
    • Saturday 19:00 - 20:00.
    • Sunday 14:00 - 16:00.
    • Sunday 19:00 - 20:00.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located on the left as you enter the ward.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 42cm (1ft 5in).
  • Other facilities available are an emergency cord.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the left to the rear of the ward.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 27m (29yd 1ft) from the ward entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 240cm (5ft 3in x 7ft 10in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on both sides.
    • The lateral transfer space is 60cm (1ft 12in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not 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 coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are not available for the toilet.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 46cm (1ft 6in).
  • 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The signage on the door is interchangeable for male and female.

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.