Northamptonshire Integrated Sexual Health (HIV, GUM and Family Planning) - St Mary's Hospital

St Mary's Hospital, Ashwood Centre, London Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire NN15 7PW

01536 410 647

pals@nhft.nhs.uk

www.nhft.nhs.uk

Guide Last Updated: 09/03/2018

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include HIV, GUM testing and Family Planning.

  • This service is located on the ground floor of the Carey Block.

  • Hospital staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

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

  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are not available.

  • BSL interpreters can be provided on request.

  • Language interpreters can be provided on request.

  • Please contact the venue for details of opening times and opening times do vary depending on timetabling.

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The nearest National Rail station is Kettering Station.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park is located to the side 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 is/are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 400cm x 470cm (13ft 1in x 15ft 5in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 23m (25yd 6in) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 26m (28yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • 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.

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

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

  • The main door(s) open automatically (away from you).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.

  • There is a small raised threshold in the doorway.

  • There is a second set of doors.

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

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The door opening is 115cm (3ft 9in) wide.

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  • The desk is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).

  • The desk does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The desk is generally staffed.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The type of system is a portable loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • There is not a prescription box.

  • There is not a bell to attract attention.

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

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  • There is level access to the service(s).

  • This venue does play background music.

  • Music is played in the waiting area.

  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

  • Route finding signage is available.

  • Pictorial signage is available.

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

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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  • There is a waiting room / area.

  • The waiting room / area is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • There are not doors into the waiting room / area.

  • The type of flooring is wood.

  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • Chairs with armrests are not available.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • Announcements are in person.

  • Information is available in Braille on request and large print on request.

  • Information in other languages and formats is available on request.

  • There is a television.

  • Subtitles are available.

  • Vending machines are not available.

  • There is a children's play area.

  • There is space for an assistance dog to rest.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • There are 10 consultation/treatment rooms available.

  • The room surveyed was Consulting Room 6.

  • The consultation / treatment room is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main 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 single width.

  • The doors are light.

  • The door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in) 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.

  • There is a chair.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • The chair is adjustable.

  • There are some chairs with armrests available.

  • Some tables are permanently fixed.

  • A hoist is not available.

  • A flashing alarm is not available.

  • A vibrating alarm is not available.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • The room surveyed was Health Advisor 1.

  • The consultation / treatment room is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main 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 single width.

  • The doors are light.

  • The door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in) wide.

  • The type of flooring is carpet.

  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • There is not a bed / couch.

  • There is a chair.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • The chair is adjustable.

  • There are some chairs with armrests available.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • A hoist is not available.

  • A flashing alarm is not available.

  • A vibrating alarm is not available.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • The room surveyed was Treatment Room.

  • The consultation / treatment room is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main 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 light.

  • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) 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.

  • There is a chair.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • The chair is adjustable.

  • There are some chairs with armrests available.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • A hoist is not available.

  • A flashing alarm is not available.

  • A vibrating alarm is not available.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is located at the end of the main corridor.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 17m (18yd 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 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 200cm x 190cm (6ft 7in x 6ft 3in).

  • 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 both sides.

  • 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.

  • The tap type is twist/turn.

  • 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 not available in 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 both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There is a mirror.

  • Mirrors are 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).

  • 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 115cm (3ft 9in).

  • 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 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 poor.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is located at the end of the main corridor.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) 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 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 170cm (5ft 11in x 5ft 7in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • There is no dropdown rail.

  • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is twist/turn.

  • There is 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).

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

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

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There is a mirror.

  • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).

  • 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 125cm (4ft 1in).

  • 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 height of the toilet roll holder is 105cm (3ft 5in).

  • 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 external door and wall is good.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

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

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

  • The accessible toilet is located in the waiting room.

  • The accessible toilet is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to the 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 weight is heavy.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 140cm x 240cm (4ft 7in x 7ft 10in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.

  • There is not a lateral transfer space.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • The emergency 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 coat hook.

  • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

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

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There are mirrors.

  • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).

  • 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 towel dispenser is 115cm (3ft 9in) high.

  • 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 sink.

  • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The sink 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 drop down rails and wall is fair.

  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is fair.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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  • Standard toilets are not available.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet in the waiting room.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.