Bedford Hospital

Location Details

Address

Kempston Road
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK42 9DJ

Access in Detail


Weller Wing
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  • Weller Wing
  • Circulation
  • Female Toilets
  • Internal Doors
  • Lighting
  • Male Toilets
  • Passenger Lift
  • Passenger Lift
  • Reception
  • Seating
  • Signage
  • Steps
  • Surfaces
  • Vending Machines
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Acoustics

The acoustic environment is suitable for the intended use.

General Area

The clear widths are adequate.

Female Toilets

The toilets are located in an accessible location.
The doors are lightweight enough to open easily.
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.

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.

Male Toilets

The toilets are located in an accessible location.
The doors are lightweight enough to open easily.
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.

Passenger Lift

The lift car dimensions are sufficient for a wheelchair user and their companion.
The buttons are raised.
The buttons are in Braille.
The lift has audible announcements.
There is not a half-height mirror on the back wall of the lift car to enable wheelchair users to reverse into and out of the lift car and view the lift landing
The lift does not have a separate entrance and exit door.
There are handrails within the lift.

Reception

There is not a lowered counter section provided.
The height of the standard desk is 1222mm.
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.

Seating

The seats provided are stable.
The seating may not suit all intended users as there are no armrests.
Some customers may not find the seating suitable as the seats are all at the same height.

Signage

The signs are at an appropriate height.
Symbols are not used to supplement the text.
The signboard surface does minimise glare and reflection.

Steps

Some users may experience difficulty as there are no handrails.
Nosings effectively highlight the step edges.
The steps and the immediate area are well lit.
There are 10 steps to the next level.

Surfaces

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

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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