Bedford Hospital

Location Details

Address

Kempston Road
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK42 9DJ

Access in Detail


Accident and Emergency
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  • Accident and Emergency
  • Circulation
  • Internal Doors
  • Lighting
  • Reception
  • Seating
  • Signage
  • Surfaces
  • Telephones
  • Toilets
  • Vending Machines
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Acoustics

The acoustic environment is suitable for the intended use.

General Area

The clear widths are adequate.

Internal Doors

The doors are automatic.
The effective clear width of the door is at a minimum of 800mm.
The threshold is level.
The automatic doors remain open long enough for a slow-moving person to pass through.

Lighting

The level of lighting is sufficient for the intended use.

Reception

There is a lowered counter section provided.
There is an induction loop available.
Literature is not available in large print.
There is no literature available in Braille.
Literature is not available in an audio format.
A sign language interpreter cannot be provided.
Literature is not available in alternative languages.
There are members of staff who can speak alternative languages.

Seating

The seats provided are stable.
The seating has armrests.

Signage

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

Surfaces

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

Telephones

The telephone can be used by both standing users and wheelchair users.

Toilets

The toilets are located in an accessible location.
The doors are lightweight enough to open easily.
There is a low-level urinal provided in the male WC.
There is a larger cubicle provided that may be suitable for ambulant disabled people.
There are handrails provided at both sides of the WC pan.
There is a urinal with a horizontal handrail positioned either side for support.
There are both female and male toilets that are identical

Vending Machines

Wheelchair users can access and turn around in front of the vending machine.
The controls are within the recommended height specification.

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