Yeovil District Hospital

Location Details


Higher Kingston
BA21 4AT

Access in Detail

Main Reception and Waiting Area.
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  • Main Reception and Waiting Area.
  • Internal Doors.
  • Main Reception Desk.
  • Female Toilets.
  • Baby Change Unit.
  • Seating.
  • Vending Machines.
  • Circulation.
  • Lighting.
  • Surfaces.
  • Damaged Flooring.

Internal Doors

There is a double door. Opens out.
The threshold is level.
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 normal Clinic hours.

Main 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 745mm.
The width of the lowered counter section is adequate.
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.

Female Toilets

The toilets are located in an accessible location.
The doors are lightweight enough to open easily.

Baby Change Unit

The baby change facility is low enough for a wheelchair user.
There is a dedicated baby change facility.


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.

Vending Machines

Wheelchair users can access and turn around in front of the vending machine.
The controls are within the recommended height specification.
The control buttons are easy to operate.

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 floor surface is suitable for the passage of wheelchair users.
Please be aware that there is a slight height variation on the junctions between floor surfaces
The floor surfaces are slip resistant.

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