William Harvey Hospital 

Location Details


Kennington Road
TN24 0LZ

Access in Detail

D V T and Ambulatory Care.
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  • D V T and Ambulatory Care.
  • Internal Doors.
  • D V T and Ambulatory Care Reception.
  • Toilets.
  • Toilet door.
  • Signage.
  • Seating.
  • Circulation.
  • Surfaces.

Internal Doors

These doors are held open.
There is a double door. Opens in.
The effective clear width of the door is at a minimum of 800mm.
The opening width of the door is 1600mm.
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.

D V T and Ambulatory Care 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 has 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.


Grab rails have been installed in this toilet, meaning it may be suitable for some ambulant disabled visitors to use.
The toilets are located in an accessible location.
The doors are lightweight enough to open easily.
In the general male and female toilets there is a larger cubicle for ambulant disabled people.
There are no handrails at either sides of the WC pan.


The signs are in a logical position.


The seats that are provided are stable.
The seating has armrests.
Some customers may not find the seating suitable as the seats are all at the same height.
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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