Yeovil District Hospital

Location Details

Address

Higher Kingston
Yeovil
Somerset
BA21 4AT

Access in Detail


Intensive Care Unit.
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  • Intensive Care Unit.
  • Internal Doors.
  • Internal Doors.
  • Intensive Care Unit Reception.
  • Circulation.
  • Lighting.
  • Surfaces.
  • Seating Area.
  • Toilets.
  • Seating.
  • Circulation.

Internal Doors

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 870mm.
The threshold is level.
The doors and side panels have vision panels.
The door handles are easy to grip and operate.
The handles are not within reach of all users.
Handles may be high for some visitors at a height of 1110mm.
Some people may find door pressures heavy. The location is aware of this and is reviewing the pressures.

Internal Doors

There is a double door. Opens both in and out.
The effective clear width of the door is at a minimum of 800mm.
The opening width of one of the doors is 850mm.
The threshold is level.
The doors and side panels have vision panels.
The door pressure is kept to a minimum on manually operated doors fitted with self-closing devices.
Please note these doors lead to the Operating Theatres Only.

Intensive Care Unit Reception

There is a lowered counter section provided.
The lowered counter section is at a maximum height of 760mm.
The height of the counter is 750mm.
The width of the lowered counter section is adequate.
The counter has a knee recess.
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.

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.

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.

Seating Area

Toilets

The toilets are located in an accessible location.
The doors are lightweight enough to open easily.
There are no handrails at either sides of the WC pan.

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.

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