Yeovil District Hospital

Location Details


Higher Kingston
BA21 4AT

Access in Detail

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  • PALS.
  • Internal Doors.
  • PALS Reception Desk.
  • Seating.
  • Circulation.

Internal Doors

There is a single door. Opens in.
The effective clear width of the door is at a minimum of 800mm.
The opening width of the door is 870mm.
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 door handles are easy to grip and operate.
The handles are within reach of all users.
Some people may find door pressures heavy. The location is aware of this and is reviewing the pressures.

PALS Reception Desk

There is a lowered counter section provided.
The lowered counter section is at a maximum height of 760mm.
The height of the counter is 725mm.
The width of the lowered counter section is adequate.
Please be aware there is insufficient room 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.


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 minimum clear width is 840mm.

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