William Harvey Hospital 

Location Details


Kennington Road
TN24 0LZ

Access in Detail

Lift and Stair Lobby.
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  • Lift and Stair Lobby.
  • Lift.
  • Stairs.
  • Stairs.
  • Handrails.
  • Toilets.
  • Toilet door.
  • Signage.
  • Circulation.
  • Surfaces.


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 are at an accessible height.
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 three lifts here, giving access to all floors. Patients have priority over visitors.


From Ground Floor
To 2nd 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 no visual contrast at the top and bottom of the steps.


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 handrails provided at both sides of WC pan.
There is an accessible wc within the male and female toilets which may be suitable for ambulant disabled use.


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 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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