William Harvey Hospital 

Location Details


Kennington Road
TN24 0LZ

Access in Detail

Lift and Stair Lobby.
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  • Lift and Stair Lobby.
  • Internal Doors.
  • Lift.
  • Lifts.
  • Stairs.
  • Handrails.
  • Signage.
  • Circulation.
  • Surfaces.

Internal Doors

These doors are held open on automatic fire closing devices.
There is a double door. Opens out.
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.


To Ground Floor
The lift car dimensions are sufficient for a wheelchair user and their companion.
The lift doors open to a minimum width of 800mm.
The outer lift controls may not be at an accessible height for all visitors. Should you require help please ask a member of staff for assistance
The outer call buttons are 1200mm from the floor.
The inner lift controls are at an accessible height.
The lift does not have audible announcements.
There is a visual display indicating level information.
The alarm button is fitted with a visual acknowledgement that the alarm bell has sounded.
The lift does not have a separate entrance and exit door.
There are handrails within the lift.
The lift does not have a dual height handrail.
There are two identical lifts here. Patients have priority for use over visitors. Both lifts give access to all floors.


To Ground Floor
There are handrails.
The handrail is in good order.
Some users may have difficulty as the handrails do not meet the required specification.
There is a visual contrast at the top and bottom of the steps.


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.


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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