Bedford Hospital

Location Details


Kempston Road
MK42 9DJ

Access in Detail

Whitbread Ward
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  • Whitbread Ward
  • Circulation
  • Doors to Whitbread Ward
  • Lighting
  • Reception
  • Signage
  • Surfaces
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The acoustic environment is suitable for the intended use.

General Area

The clear widths are adequate.

Doors to Whitbread Ward

The doors are manual.
There is a pull handle.
The effective clear width of the door is at a minimum of 800mm.
The threshold is level.
The pull handle is within reach of all users.
The door pressure is kept to a minimum on manually operated doors fitted with self-closing devices.


The level of lighting is sufficient for the intended use.


There is not a lowered counter section provided.
The height of the standard desk is 1025mm.
There is no induction loop available at the reception desk
Literature is available in large print.
There is literature available in Braille.
Literature is available in an audio format.
There are members of staff who can speak alternative languages.


The signs are at an appropriate height.
Symbols are used to supplement the text.
The signboard surface does minimise glare and reflection.


The floor surface is suitable for the passage of wheelchair users.
The floor surfaces are slip resistant.

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