Charles Clifford Dental Hospital Main Building

Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, Wellesley Road, Sheffield S10 2SZ

0114 271 7800

www.sth.nhs.uk

Guide Last Updated: 26/04/2017

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Access Guide

  • The hospital is on Wellesley Road. If you are using a SatNav the postcode for the hospital is S10 2SZ.

  • Please be aware that parking charge notices are in operation within the hospital grounds. This is to ensure that ambulances and other emergency services have free access to the hospital at all times. To avoid being issued with a parking charge notice please make sure that your car is parked in a designated parking space. Parking is limited, so the hospital recommend using public transport if at all possible.

  • Travel South Yorkshire has created a helpful guide to getting the bus to the Royal Hallamshire and the central campus. A link to the relevant page has been provided in useful links located below.

  • The Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is located in the foyer on Level B of the main Hallamshire hospital.

  • The telephone number for the Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) is 0114 271 2400.

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

  • There are not volunteers available for help and assistance at the hospital.

  • Hospital staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

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

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

  • BSL interpreters can be provided on request.

  • Language interpreters can be provided on request.

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

  • To obtain mobility aids please contact main reception.

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  • The hospital does have a dedicated car park.

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

  • The car park is located at the side on Tree Root Walk.

  • 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) is/are clearly marked.

  • There is/are 1 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the hospital car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 355cm x 475cm (11ft 8in x 15ft 7in).

  • 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.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • 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 clearly visible from the car park.

  • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.

  • Alternative parking can be found at Jessop Wing on Tree Root Walk or at the multi storey car park next to the main Royal Hallamshire Hospital.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on Tree Root Walk.

  • The entrance area/door is not 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.

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

  • The door(s) is/are double width.

  • The width of the door opening is 178cm.

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

  • The ramp/slope is located to the front and side of the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope gradient is moderate.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.

  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 148cm (4ft 10in).

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  • This information is for the entrance located on Wellesley Road.

  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.

  • There is ramped/sloped or stepped 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.

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

  • The door(s) is/are double width.

  • The width of the door opening is 121cm.

  • 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.

  • The door(s) is/are double width.

  • The width of the door opening is 97cm.

  • The ramp/slope is located to the right of the main entrance.

  • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.

  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.

  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the main entrance.

  • There is/are 5 step(s).

  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the step(s).

  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides going up.

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  • The reception desk is located to the right on entering.

  • The reception area/desk is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.

  • There is step free access to the reception area/desk.

  • The lighting levels at the reception area/desk are medium.

  • The height of the reception desk is high (110cm+).

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

  • There is not a low section of the desk (76cm or below) available.

  • The desk is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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  • There is not level access once inside.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

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

  • Wayfinding signage is available.

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

  • There is some flooring in corridors with a very shiny finish which could cause issues with glare or be perceived as slippery.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.

  • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are medium.

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  • There is a waiting room / area.

  • The waiting room / area is approximately 4m from the main entrance.

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

  • There is not a/are not door(s) into the waiting room / area.

  • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.

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

  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs with armrests are 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.

  • 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.

  • There is a water dispenser available from the coffee cart.

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  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.

  • Drinking straws are available.

  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • Menus are wall only.

  • Menus are clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

  • The type of food served here is hot and cold drinks and sandwiches.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located in the main hospital corridor.

  • The lift is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main hospital entrance.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 117cm x 240cm (3ft 10in x 7ft 10in).

  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does have an audible announcer.

  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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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 pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is located in the main hospital corridor to the right of the lifts on the ground floor next to the Peaediatric Dentistry Clinic.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the accessible entrance.

  • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens inwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The door is light.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 190cm x 226cm (6ft 3in x 7ft 5in).

  • The accessible toilet does 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 left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • 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 not available in the cubicle.

  • 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 both sides.

  • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • The shelf is higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 44cm (1ft 5in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The height of the soap dispenser is 91cm.

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).

  • 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 medium.

  • Baby changing facilities are available within this accessible toilet.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 120cm (3ft 11in).

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the main hospital corridor to the right of the lifts on the ground floor.

  • The female and male toilets are approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main hospital entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the first floor corridor.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the lift.

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

  • This is by lift.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the stairway between the ground floor and first floor.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the lift.

  • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • There are also female standard toilets available on the stairway between the first and second floors and also on the third floor corridor.

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