Northern Genetics Service

Institute of Genetic Medicine, International Centre for Life, Central Parkway, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 3BZ

0191 241 8600

Genetics.Enquiries@nuth.nhs.uk

www.newcastle-hospitals.org.uk/services/northern-genetics.aspx

Guide Last Updated: 03/01/2018

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Access Guide

  • Interpreting services can be provided by the Trust and confirmation of booking details can be provided by the PALS team.

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.

  • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 720cm x 330cm (23ft 7in x 10ft 10in).

  • On street Blue Badge parking is located on Central Parkway.

  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.

  • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 216cm x 600cm (7ft 1in x 19ft 8in).

  • Standard marked parking bays are located on the Central Parkway.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • This information is for the entrance located on Central Parkway.

  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.

  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.

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

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

  • The door(s) is/are double width.

  • The width of the door opening is 177cm.

  • 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) away from you (push).

  • The door(s) is/are double width.

  • The width of the door opening is 177cm.

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

  • The ramp/slope is located in front 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.

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  • This information is for the entrance located in the foyer to the right of the main reception.

  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed with the name of the service/department.

  • There is step free access at this entrance.

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

  • The door(s) is/are single width.

  • The width of the door opening is 100cm.

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

  • Accessed is gained via reception. The door is push pad operated to exit.

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  • The Northern Genetics Reception is located in the building foyer.

  • The reception area/desk is approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the building 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 low (76cm or lower).

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

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

  • The desk is staffed.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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  • There is level access once inside.

  • This venue does not play background music.

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

  • Wayfinding signage is not available.

  • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.

  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is carpet.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • There is a waiting room / area.

  • The waiting room / area is approximately 5m from the Clinic 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 carpet.

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

  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs with armrests are available.

  • All 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 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 / are 5 consultation / treatment room(s) available.

  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; Treatment 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) 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 vinyl/laminate.

  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • There is a bed / couch.

  • The bed / couch is adjustable.

  • There is sufficient space next to the bed/couch for a mobile hoist to operate.

  • There is a chair.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • The chair(s) is not/are not adjustable.

  • There are some chairs with armrests available.

  • A hoist is available.

  • The hoist is electric.

  • 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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  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.

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

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

  • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter the clinic.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the 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 92cm (3ft).

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 198cm x 233cm (6ft 6in x 7ft 8in).

  • 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 130cm (4ft 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 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 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 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 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • 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 not a towel dispenser.

  • 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 95cm.

  • 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 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 89cm (2ft 11in).

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located directly ahead on entering and then to the right.

  • The female and male toilets are approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the clinic 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 bright.

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