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Cafe @ WRVS

Thomas Linacre Centre, Parsons Walk, Wigan, Lancashire, WN1 1RU

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in December 2020.
  • Visiting is suspended with immediate effect and until further notice. The only exceptional circumstances where one visitor – an immediate family member or carer –will be permitted to visit are listed below:
    • The patient you wish to visit is receiving end-of-life care.
    • You are the birthing partner accompanying a woman in labour.
    • You are a parent or appropriate adult visiting your child.
    We ask that you should only visit patients on the hospital sites in these exceptional circumstances if you are not self-isolating and are currently well.
    Please contact the ward or department in advance to discuss appropriate arrangements.
  • The Trust understands that this will be upsetting and are very sorry for any distress that this may cause. However, your health, safety and wellbeing, and that of patients, communities, individuals, and teams across the organisation remain our absolute priority. Please find other ways of keeping in touch with your loved ones in hospital, like phone and video calls.
  • Everyone should follow the expert national guidance on social distancing and self-isolation, staying at home wherever possible, to help limit the spread of coronavirus, protect the most vulnerable people in our communities and our NHS.
  • Due to ongoing building work in response to the pandemic there may be limited parking. Those attending appointments please allow time to find suitable parking.
  • A member of staff is located at all main entrances to ensure people wear face coverings, hand sanitise and have their temperature checked before entering the premises.
  • You will be asked to clean your hands with hand sanitiser as soon as you arrive. There are hand sanitising stations throughout the hospitals / sites.
  • Signage has been introduced advising to 'keep left' in corridors.
  • You will find in seating areas there is signage on which chairs to use, this is to help keep people socially distanced.
  • Signs have been put up on walls and doors to remind people to maintain social distancing.
  • There are protective clear screens located at desks/counters.
  • Whilst WWL expects everyone to wear a face covering if they can, they do recognise that some patients may find this difficult due to health or disability. In these instances patients must be reassured and other measures considered on a case by case basis (in line with Trust Infection Control protocol), i.e. clear face shields.
  • All staff will wear face masks throughout the hospitals.

Introduction

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    • The WRVS Coffee Shop is located on the ground floor off the foyer area.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 16:30.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 16:30.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 16:30.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 16:30.
  • Friday 09:00 - 16:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

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 13 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 300cm x 500cm (9ft 10in x 16ft 5in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 20m (22yd) from the main hospital entrance.
  • The furthest designated bay is 40m (44yd) 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 dropped kerbs.
  • 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 not 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 (Thomas Linacre Centre Main 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 110cm (3ft 7in) wide.
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    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in) wide.

Outside Access (Coffee Shop Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located opposite the main entrance.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open (no doors).

Counter

  • The counter is 30m (33yd) from the main entrance .
  • There is level access to the counter from the entrance.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
  • The height of the counter is medium.
  • There is not a lowered section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is non slip and wood.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Toilet

  • An adapted toilet is available in the main corridor. Please see the main building guide for details.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilets are available in the main corridor of the centre. Please see the main building guide for details.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.
  • Plastic cups are available.