Bedford Hospital

Location Details

Address

Kempston Road
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK42 9DJ

Access in Detail


Gilbert Hitchcock House Reception
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  • Gilbert Hitchcock House Reception
  • Circulation
  • Female Accessible WC
  • Internal Doors
  • Lighting
  • Male Accessible WC
  • Reception
  • Seating
  • Signage
  • Surfaces
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Acoustics

The acoustic environment is suitable for the intended use.

General Area

The clear widths are adequate.

Female Accessible WC

The toilet layout is suitable for right-handed transfers.
The door width is adequate.
The door is light enough to open easily.
There are grab rails provided.
There is an assistance alarm.

Internal Doors

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.

Lighting

The level of lighting is sufficient for the intended use.

Male Accessible WC

The toilet layout is suitable for right-handed transfers.
The door width is adequate.
The door is light enough to open easily.
There are grab rails provided.
There is an assistance alarm.

Reception

There is a lowered counter section provided.
There is no induction loop available at the reception desk
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 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.

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