Bereavement Care Centre

Peterborough City Hospital, Bretton Gate, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE3 9GZ

01733 673 526

nwangliaft.pals@nhs.net

www.nwangliaft.nhs.uk/

Guide Last Updated: 20/11/2017

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Access Guide

  • Peterborough City Hospital is situated off Bretton Gate which is to the North West of Peterborough City Centre, just off the A47. The hospital is clearly signposted from all major routes which include the A47, the A1139 and the A15. If you are dropping someone off at the hospital there are allocated drop off points, located near to most entrances to the hospital.

  • The main car park is located directly outside the main entrance to the hospital. Additional car parks are located throughout the hospital grounds, outside all entrances. As you enter, please take a ticket from the entrance barrier. You need to keep your ticket with you and pay at the pay station on your way back to your car. Designated Blue Badge car parks are not barrier controlled and are located outside the main hospital entrance, the Haematology/Oncology entrance, the Emergency Care entrance, and the Women's and Childrens Unit. Parking is free for Blue Badge holders. If space is not available in the Blue Badge car parks please park in any barrier controlled car park and present your ticket and Blue Badge to the main reception desk for validation prior to leaving the hospital. Parking is free for all cancer patients. Please present your ticket to the Haematology/Oncology or Radiotherapy reception desk for validation prior to leaving the hospital.

  • There are onsite bus stops, including one which is located close to the main entrance. Buses do not stop at the bus stop outside the main entrance between 07:30 and 09:00 and 16:30 to 18:00, there is an alternative bus stop (near the traffic lights), a short walk from the Main Hospital on the Hospital campus. There is an electronic bus timetable situated in the Main Atrium. You can use Traveline to start to plan your journey by bus.

  • The nearest station is Peterborough which is 1.9 miles away. The main bus station is opposite the Railway Station. There are regular buses to the Hospital. To view the route use the Google Maps link in the Useful Links section below.

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

  • The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is located on Level 0, between the Atrium and Core A lift.

  • The telephone number for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is 01733 673 405.

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

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

  • Volunteers can be found at main reception.

  • Volunteers do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Hospital staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Hospital staff and volunteers receive deaf awareness training.

  • Documents are available in an alternative format and can be provided to include: large print 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 on request.

  • 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, mobile hoists and adjustable beds.

  • To obtain mobility aids please contact reception.

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

  • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.

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

  • The car park is located to the right of the Bereavement Care Centre and in front of the Robert Horrell Macmillan Centre.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • 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 barrier controls/touchscreen can be reached from the car.

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

  • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 467cm x 505cm (15ft 4in x 16ft 7in).

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

  • 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 hospital entrance is not clearly visible from the car park.

  • The route from the car park to the hospital entrance is not clearly signposted.

  • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 270m (295yd 10in) from the main hospital entrance.

  • The standard parking bays in this car park are for permit holders only.

  • Parking is free for all patients using the Robert Horrell Macmillan Care unit.

  • Blue Badge bays in this car park are for the Robert Horrell Macmillan Centre and the Bereavement Care Centre only.

  • There is one Blue Badge bay in the area of the car park to the left of the Robert Horrell Macmillan Centre (photograph 3).

  • There is one Blue Badge bay to the left of the Bereavement Care Centre (Photograph 4).

  • There are also 2 standard bays restricted for use of the Bereavement Care Centre next to the Blue Badge bay (photograph 6).

  • There are 6 standard patient bays for the Robert Horrell Macmillan Centre (photograph 7).

  • A ticket has to be obtained from the ticket machine at the entrance to this car park.

  • Staff in the Bereavement Care Centre or the Robert Horrell Macmillan Centre will validate the ticket for patients and visitors to allow free exit from the car park.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.

  • 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 an intercom but it is not at a convenient height for wheelchair users to gain access.

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

  • The door(s) is/are double width.

  • The width of the door opening is 153cm.

  • 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 173cm.

  • The ramp/slope is located 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.

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  • Access is by appointment only.

  • The reception point is located at the front of the building, ahead on entering.

  • The reception point is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the main 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 a clear knee recess beneath the low section of the desk.

  • The counter is staffed.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a fixed loop.

  • The hearing assistance system is signed.

  • Staff are trained to use the 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 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 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 not available.

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

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

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • There is a waiting room / area.

  • The waiting room / area is approximately 10m from the Bereavement Care Centre 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) 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 94cm (3ft 1in).

  • The type of flooring is carpet and vinyl/laminate.

  • There is a space for a wheelchair user to wait within the seating area.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • Chairs with armrests are not available.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • Announcements are in person.

  • 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 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 medium.

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  • There is a waiting room / area.

  • The waiting room / area is approximately 4m from the Bereavement Care Centre 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.

  • The door(s) is/are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 88cm (2ft 11in).

  • The type of flooring is carpet.

  • There is 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 not 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 medium.

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  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is located at the front of the building facing the reception desk.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main 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 91cm (2ft 12in).

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 154cm x 241cm (5ft 1in x 7ft 11in).

  • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 94cm (3ft 1in).

  • 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 a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency alarm.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • 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 a/are coat hook(s).

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

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

  • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • The shelf is not 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 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 94cm.

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin can 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.

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  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is located within Viewing Waiting Room 2.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the main 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 87cm (2ft 10in).

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 154cm x 265cm (5ft 1in x 8ft 8in).

  • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • 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 a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency alarm.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.

  • 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 a/are coat hook(s).

  • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

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

  • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The height of the soap dispenser is 92cm.

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin can 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.

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  • The accessible toilets are also used as the standard toilets.