William Harvey Hospital 

Location Details

Address

Kennington Road
Willesborough
Ashford
Kent
TN24 0LZ

Access in Detail


Arundel Unit Reception Lobby.
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  • Arundel Unit Reception Lobby.
  • Internal Doors.
  • Corridor.
  • Internal Doors.
  • Circulation.
  • Lighting.
  • Surfaces.
  • Arundel Unit Reception.
  • Low counter.
  • PALS Desk.
  • Toilets
  • Telephone.
  • Seating.
  • Signage.
  • Circulation.
  • Lighting.
  • Surfaces.

Internal Doors

These doors remain open on automatic fire closing devices.
There is a double door. Opens in.
The effective clear width of the door is at a minimum of 800mm.
There is adequate space alongside the leading edge for a wheelchair user to open the door while clear of door swing.
The threshold is level.
The doors and side panels have vision panels.

Corridor

Internal Doors

The doors are held open on an automatic fire closing device.
There is a double door. Opens in.
The effective clear width of the door is at a minimum of 800mm.
There is adequate space alongside the leading edge for a wheelchair user to open the door while clear of door swing.
The threshold is level.
The doors and side panels have vision panels.

General Area

The clear widths are adequate.
There is a sufficient turning circle at either end of the corridor.

Lighting

The level of lighting is sufficient for the intended use.

Surfaces

The floor surface is suitable for the passage of wheelchair users.
The junctions between floor surfaces are correctly detailed and free from height variation.
The floor surfaces are slip resistant.

Arundel Unit Reception

The route to the reception desk is accessible and free from obstructions
There is clear signage highlighting the location of reception.
The reception desk is free from unnecessary clutter and signage.
There is a lowered counter section provided.
The lowered counter section is at a maximum height of 760mm.
The height of the counter is 750mm.
The counter has a knee recess.
There is sufficient space in front of the counter for wheelchair users.
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 available in alternative languages.
There are members of staff who can speak alternative languages.
There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.

PALS Desk

There is not a lowered counter section provided.
Some visitors may find the desk too high. The height of the desk at its lowest point is 1100mm. Staff will offer assistance if required.
The counter does not have a knee recess.
There is sufficient space in front of the counter for wheelchair users.
There is adequate lighting to both sides of the counter and the lighting avoids silhouetting.
There are no induction loops available.
Portable induction loops are available within the hospital. Visitors should consult with staff if one is required.

Toilets

The toilets are located in an accessible location.
Unable to assess at time of audit.

Telephone

The telephones are located where there is minimal background noise.
The telephone can be used by both standing users and wheelchair users.
There is an integral inductive coupler available.

Seating

The seats that are provided are stable.
The seating has armrests.
Seating is provided in a range of heights.
There is space for a wheelchair user to pull up alongside a seated companion.
There is space for an assistance dog to rest.

Signage

The signs are in a logical position.

General Area

The clear widths are adequate.
There is a sufficient turning circle at either end of the corridor.

Lighting

The level of lighting is sufficient for the intended use.

Surfaces

The floor surface is suitable for the passage of wheelchair users.
The junctions between floor surfaces are correctly detailed and free from height variation.
The floor surfaces are slip resistant.

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