William Harvey Hospital 

Location Details


Kennington Road
TN24 0LZ

Access in Detail

MRI and CT Suite.
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  • MRI and CT Suite.
  • Internal Doors.
  • MRI and CT Suite Reception.
  • Accessible WC.
  • Signage.
  • Seating.
  • Circulation.
  • Lighting.
  • Surfaces.

Internal Doors

The doors are held 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.
The opening width of a single door is 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.
The door handles are easy to grip and operate.
The handles are within reach of all users.

MRI and CT Suite Reception.

There is a lowered counter section provided.
The lowered counter section is at a maximum height of 760mm.
The height of the counter is 740mm.
The width of the lowered counter section is adequate.
The counter does not have a knee recess.
There is sufficient space in front of the counter for wheelchair users.
There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
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.

Accessible WC

The toilet layout is suitable for left-handed transfers.
The door width is adequate.
There is not sufficient space available outside of the toilet compartment to manoeuvre and open the door easily. If you require assistance please ask a member of staff
The compartment measures less than 1500mm by 2200mm. This may not be large enough to allow some wheelchair users to manoeuvre into position for frontal, lateral, angled and backward transfer.
The cubicle measures 1900mm wide by 1600mm depth.
The door is light enough to open easily.
The hand-washing, drying facilities and toilet paper are within easy reach of someone seated on WC.
The hand rinse basin is at an accessible height.
The taps are accessible and easy to use.
The toilet flush is accessible and easy to use.
The water temperatures are limited, and are at a safe temperature.
The overall provision and positioning of sanitaryware and accessories is suitable.
There are grab rails provided.
The grab rails are positioned correctly.
The light switch or pull cord is easy to reach and operate.
There is an assistance alarm.
There are slip-resistant floors throughout.
Surfaces and fixtures provide effective visual contrast.


The signs are in a logical position.


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.

General Area

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


The level of lighting is sufficient for the intended use.


The background noise is kept to a minimum level.


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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