Yeovil District Hospital

Location Details


Higher Kingston
BA21 4AT

Access in Detail

The Maddox Unit.
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  • The Maddox Unit.
  • Internal Door.
  • Seating.
  • Circulation.
  • Lighting.

Internal Door

There is a single door. Opens out.
The effective clear width of the door is at a minimum of 800mm.
The opening width of the door is 865mm.
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.
The door handles are easy to grip and operate.
The door pressure is kept to a minimum on manually operated doors fitted with self-closing devices.
This door is locked open during Clinic hours.


The seats that are provided are stable.
The seating may not suit all intended users as there are no 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.
There is a sufficient turning circle at either end of the corridor.


The level of lighting is sufficient for the intended use.

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