Yeovil District Hospital

Location Details

Address

Higher Kingston
Yeovil
Somerset
BA21 4AT

Access in Detail


Outpatients Waiting Area.
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  • Outpatients Waiting Area.
  • Internal Doors.
  • Reception.
  • Orthodontic Reception.
  • Accessible WC.
  • Toilets.
  • Seating.
  • Signage.
  • Circulation.
  • Lighting.
  • Surfaces.
  • Coffee Shop.
  • Seating.
  • Circulation.
  • Outpatients Corridor.
  • Internal Doors.
  • Signage.
  • Circulation.
  • Outpatients Corridor 1.
  • Internal Doors.
  • Seating.
  • Circulation.
  • Surfaces.

Internal Doors

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 850mm.
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.
The door pressure is kept to a minimum on manually operated doors fitted with self-closing devices.
These doors are locked open during Clinic hours.

Reception

The route to the reception desk is accessible and free from obstructions
There is clear signage highlighting the location of reception.
The reception desk is free from unnecessary clutter and signage.
There is not a lowered counter section provided.
Some visitors may find the desk too high. The height of the desk at its lowest point is 1030mm. Staff will offer assistance if required.
The counter has a knee recess.
There is sufficient space in front of the counter for wheelchair users.
There is no induction loop available at the reception desk
Literature is available in large print.
There is literature available in Braille.
Literature is available in an audio format.
A sign language interpreter is available
Literature is available in alternative languages.
There are members of staff who can speak alternative languages.
There are many languages spoken with the Hospital. Please enquire at the Reception Desk for more information.
There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.

Orthodontic Reception

There is not a lowered counter section provided.
Some visitors may find the desk too high. The height of the desk at its lowest point is 990mm. Staff will offer assistance if required.
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.

Accessible WC

The toilet layout is suitable for left-handed transfers.
The door width is adequate.
There is sufficient space available outside of the toilet compartment to manoeuvre and open the door.
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 1581mm wide by 1921mm 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 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.

Toilets

The toilets are located in an accessible location.
The doors are lightweight enough to open easily.
There is a low-level urinal provided in the male WC.

Seating

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.

Signage

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.

Lighting

The level of lighting is sufficient for the intended use.

Acoustics

The background noise is kept to a minimum level.

Surfaces

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.

Coffee Shop

What type of restaurant is this: Coffee Shop
The restaurant has a counter service.
Some people may find the self service counter difficult to access. Please ask a member of staff for assistance.
Staff will assist visitors by carrying their food from the counter to the table.
Braille menus are not available.
Large print menus are not available.
Menus with pictorial representation are not available.
Staff will offer to read the menu if required.
Highchairs are not available.
Booster seats are not available.
There is enough space for a wheelchair user to pass freely between tables.
A wheelchair user can sit at the table without having to transfer to a chair.
There is sufficient clearance under the table for a wheelchair user to sit comfortably.

Seating

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.

Outpatients Corridor

Internal Doors

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 810mm.
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.
The door pressure is kept to a minimum on manually operated doors fitted with self-closing devices.

Signage

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.

Outpatients Corridor 1

Internal Doors

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 850mm.
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.
The door pressure is kept to a minimum on manually operated doors fitted with self-closing devices.
These doors are locked open during clinic hours.

Seating

The seats that are provided are stable.
The seating has armrests.
Seating is provided in a range of heights.
There is not enough space for a wheelchair user to pull up alongside a seated companion without having some of the chairs removed. Please ask a member of staff for assistance.
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.

Surfaces

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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