Cambridge Eye Unit and Cataract Clinic

Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 0QQ

01223 245 151

contactcentre@addenbrookes.nhs.uk

www.cuh.org.uk/addenbrookes-hospital

Guide Last Updated: 20/06/2017

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Access Guide

  • Cambridge University Hospitals are well sign posted from most parts of Cambridge. If you are driving from outside Cambridge, there is easy access to the campus via Addenbrooke's Road, signed from Junction 11 on the M11. Use of this road is restricted to those with legitimate business on campus. The post code for a Sat Nav is CB2 0QQ. Cambridge University Hospitals have direct links with most of the Cambridgeshire Park and Ride sites. This is a good option for those travelling by car and if your visit is going to last more than two hours.

  • Cambridge University Hospitals has 2 main car parks for patients and visitors. Car park 1 has 750 patient and visitors spaces including 63 disabled spaces. Car park 2 has 600 patient and visitors space including 63 disabled spaces. All car parks are barrier operated on the entrances and exits. Parking is ‘Pay on Foot’. Pay on foot means you pay when you are ready to leave, not in advance, you pay for the actual time parked. For Outpatients appointments Clinics 1-19, please park in car park 1. For the emergency department there are 5 reserved 30 minute dropping and collecting bays outside the entrance, then park in car park 1. For Addenbrooke's Treatment Centre (ATC) clinics 30 to 33 and Day Surgery, please park in car park 2. For Rosie Hospital and clinics 20-24 please park in car park 2. For Blue Badge holders designated spaces are found across the campus and within car parks 1 & 2. Visitors parking is located in either car park 1 or 2.

  • Nearly 60 buses an hour serve Addenbrooke's Hospital on weekdays from both within the City of Cambridge and beyond. The site is also well served at weekends, though buses are less frequent outside of working hours. The hospital has its own bus station at the Hills Road entrance to the site. The majority of buses pick up and drop off here.

  • Cambridge Railway Station is well served by trains from a wide area and is about two miles from Cambridge University Hospitals. There are good options to get to Cambridge University Hospitals from the station. To get a bus turn left out of the station and bus stops for the campus are about 100m on the left. There are frequent buses and you can take a Guided Bus, a Green Park & Ride bus or a regular bus to Addenbrooke's. Tickets can be bought on the bus. If you buy a PlusBus train ticket this will also cover your bus travel to and from Campus and is a good deal. You can walk or cycle to Cambridge University Hospitals either by following the path besides the Guided Busway or along Hills Road.

  • There is a Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) at the hospital.

  • The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is located off the corridor, to the left as you enter.

  • The telephone number for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is 01223 216 756.

  • The email address for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is pals@addenbrookes.nhs.uk.

  • There are volunteers available for help and assistance at the hospital.

  • Volunteers can be found at the main reception.

  • Volunteers do not receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Hospital staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Hospital staff receive deaf awareness training.

  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; Braille on request, large print on request, Makaton on request and different languages on request.

  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area on the hospital site.

  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.

  • BSL interpreters can be provided on request.

  • Language interpreters can be provided on request.

  • A mobility scooter charging point is not available at the hospital.

  • Mobility aids are available to help patients move around and include; wheelchairs.

  • To obtain mobility aids please contact the main reception of each building.

  • Mobility aids are located at all major entrances.

  • Additional hospital services link (new tab) - click here.

  • Please note that the street level floor of all the hospitals are called 'Level 2'.

  • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.

  • The car parking facilities are for Blue Badge holders only.

  • The car park is located in front of the Main Outpatients Entrance.

  • 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) markings are faded.

  • There is/are 10+ designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the hospital car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 345cm x 468cm (11ft 4in x 15ft 4in).

  • 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.

  • There is not a designated drop-off point.

  • There are not parking charges for the hospital car park.

  • Payment signs are provided.

  • Payment signs are clearly presented.

  • Payment signs are located throughout the car park.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • Free parking for Blue Badge holders is for maximum of 4 hours per stay only.

  • To see the hospital parking charges please click here (opens new tab).

  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.

  • The hospital entrance is clearly visible from the car park.

  • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the Main Outpatients Entrance.

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  • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.

  • The car park is located at the front of the hospital site on Main Drive.

  • The car park type is multi storey.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • The car park does have a barrier control system.

  • Controls at the barrier are within the range of 100cm to 110cm.

  • 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 64 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the hospital car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 323cm x 436cm (10ft 7in x 14ft 4in).

  • There is a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).

  • The dimensions of other designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) vary in size.

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.

  • There is not a designated drop-off point.

  • There are parking charges for the hospital car park.

  • Payment signs are provided.

  • Payment signs are clearly presented.

  • Payment signs are located at the payment machines in 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.

  • Payment machines are located on level 1 of the car park.

  • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.

  • There is 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).

  • 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 not clearly visible from the car park.

  • The route from the car park to the hospital entrance is clearly signposted.

  • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the car park payment machines.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on Robinson Way at the end of the Main Outpatients building.

  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.

  • There is step free access at this entrance.

  • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.

  • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.

  • There is a hand sanitiser but it is not at a convenient height for wheelchair users.

  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).

  • The door(s) is/are double width.

  • The width of the door opening is 166cm.

  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).

  • The door(s) is/are double width.

  • The width of the door opening is 157cm.

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  • Monday 07:30 - 20:00.

  • Tuesday 07:30 - 20:00.

  • Wednesday 07:30 - 20:00.

  • Thursday 07:30 - 20:00.

  • Friday 07:30 - 20:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The reception point is located to the right as you enter.

  • The reception point is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Cambridge Eye Unit and Cataract Clinic 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 not 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 high (110cm+).

  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.

  • There is a low section of the counter (76cm or below) available.

  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the low section of the counter.

  • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low section of the desk.

  • The counter is staffed.

  • 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 not provided in the reception area.

  • 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.

  • There are seats with armrests on both sides.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • The waiting room / area does not have background music playing.

  • There is 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 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.

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  • There is level access once inside.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • Wayfinding signage is available.

  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is vinyl/laminate.

  • There is flooring in corridors which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

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  • There is a waiting room / area.

  • The waiting room / area is approximately 14m from the Cambridge Eye Unit and Cataract Clinic entrance.

  • There is level access into the waiting room / area.

  • There is a/are door(s) into the waiting room / area.

  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).

  • The door(s) is/are single width with an open extension leaf.

  • The door(s) is/are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).

  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.

  • There is not a space for a wheelchair user to wait within the seating area.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • All chairs have armrests.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • Announcements are in person.

  • The waiting room / area does not have background music playing.

  • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the waiting room / area.

  • There is not a television.

  • Vending machines are not available.

  • A water dispenser is not available.

  • There is not 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 bright.

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  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; Consulting Room 2.

  • 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 82cm (2ft 8in).

  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.

  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • There is not a bed / couch.

  • There is a chair.

  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.

  • The chair(s) is/are adjustable.

  • All chairs have armrests available.

  • Some tables are permanently fixed.

  • A hoist is available.

  • The hoist is electric.

  • A sling is available.

  • The sling is attached by hook and loop.

  • The room does not have background music playing.

  • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; Consulting Room 3.

  • 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 83cm (2ft 9in).

  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.

  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • There is not a bed / couch.

  • There is a chair.

  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.

  • The chair(s) is/are adjustable.

  • All chairs have armrests available.

  • Some tables are permanently fixed.

  • A hoist is available.

  • The hoist is electric.

  • A sling is available.

  • The sling is attached by hook and loop.

  • The room does not have background music playing.

  • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; Biometry Test 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) towards you (pull).

  • The door(s) is/are single width.

  • The door(s) is/are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 76cm (2ft 6in).

  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.

  • There is not room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • There is not a bed / couch.

  • There is a chair.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • The chair(s) is/are adjustable.

  • All chairs have armrests available.

  • Some tables are permanently fixed.

  • A hoist is available.

  • The hoist is electric.

  • A sling is available.

  • The sling is attached by hook and loop.

  • The room does not have background music playing.

  • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is located straight ahead as you enter, through the doors and to the right of the waiting area.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the Cambridge Eye Unit and Cataract Clinic entrance.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The door is heavy.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 83cm (2ft 9in).

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 200cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 7in).

  • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm in front of the seat.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 82cm (2ft 8in).

  • The lateral transfer space was obstructed at the time of the survey.

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • There is not a spatula type lever flush.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is not a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency alarm.

  • 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 waste paper pedal bin disposal units.

  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the cubicle.

  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the left.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • 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 44cm (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 104cm (3ft 5in).

  • 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The height of the soap dispenser is 108cm.

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • 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 good.

  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Baby changing facilities are available within this accessible toilet.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 87cm (2ft 10in).

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located straight ahead and to the left as you enter.

  • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Cambridge Eye Unit and Cataract Clinic entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).

  • An ambulant toilet with wall mounted grab rails is not available.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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