New Cross Hospital

Location Details

Address

Wednesfield Road
Wolverhampton
WV10 0QP

Access in Detail


Main Entrance.
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  • Main Entrance.
  • Secondary set of doors.
  • Side Entrance.
  • Entrance Lobby.
  • Lower Ground Floor Atrium Reception.
  • Accessible WC.
  • Baby change.
  • Seating.
  • Toilets.
  • Cafe Escape.
  • Seating.
  • Info Point Telephone.
  • Passenger Lift.
  • Escalator to ground floor
  • Stairs to Ground Floor.
  • Ground Floor Lift and Stair Lobby.
  • Wolverhampton Coronary Aftercare Support Group.
  • Seating.
  • Vending Machines.
  • Internal Doors from Lift Lobby to Corridor.
Entrance Lobby

Main Entrance

Once through the first set of doors there is an additional set of automatic doors.
There is weather protection provided.
There is level access to the entrance.
There is a double door. Automatic powered. Sliding.
The door opening is wide enough for all users.
The threshold is level.
The doors and side panels have vision panels.
The doors are automatic.

Side Entrance

There is weather protection provided.
There is level access to the entrance.
There is a double door. Powered with a manual push button to operate. Sliding.
The door opening is wide enough for all users.
The threshold is level.
The doors and side panels have vision panels.
The doors are automatic.
The manually operated powered doors activation system is positioned within reach of all users.

Entrance Lobby

Lower Ground Floor Atrium Reception

The Reception Desk is not permanently manned.
The counter heights suit both seated and standing users.
There is a provision on both sides 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 is an induction loop with a speech enhancement system.

Accessible WC

There is a baby changing unit inside the cubicle.
There is an accessible WC facility.
The door width is adequate.
There is sufficient space available outside of the toilet compartment to manoeuvre and open the door.
The compartment is large enough to allow manoeuvring into position for frontal, lateral, angled and backward transfer.
The door is light enough to open easily.
The hand-washing, drying facilities and toilet paper are not within easy reach of someone seated on WC.
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 which are positioned correctly.
The light switch or pull cord is easy to reach and operate.
The assistance alarm provided is complete with cord to the floor, reset button and visual and audible alarm.
There are slip-resistant floors throughout.
Surfaces and fixtures provide effective visual contrast.

Seating

There are seats provided at intervals along the routes and waiting areas.
The seats that are provided are stable.
The seating may not suit all intended users as there are no 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.

Toilets

There are four identical toilets available for visitors.
There are toilet facilities available.
The toilets are located in an accessible location.
The doors are lightweight enough to open easily.
The wash basins are at a suitable height.
The taps are easy to operate.

Cafe Escape

The restaurant is Self Service.
Some people may find the self service counter difficult to access. Please ask a member of staff for assistance.
Some visitors may find the counter and food shelves too high. The counter is at a height of 1.04 metres.
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.
Staff will offer to read the menu.
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

There are seats provided at intervals along the routes and waiting areas.
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.

Info Point Telephone.

The telephones are located where there is minimal background noise.
The telephone would not be able to be used independently by a wheelchair user due to the height of the phone.

Signage

The signs are in a logical position.

General Area

The clear widths are adequate.
There is adequate lighting.

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.

Passenger Lift at Ground Floor

There are two identical lifts next to each other.
To Upper Ground Floor
The lift car dimensions are sufficient for a wheelchair user and their companion.
The lift doors open to a minimum width of 800mm.
The lift has audible announcements.
There is a visual display indicating level information.
There are alarm buttons fitted with visual acknowledgement.
The lift has a separate entrance and exit door.
There are handrails within the lift.
Some users may find the handrail within the lift too high.

Escalator to Ground Floor

Name Escalator to Ground Floor
At the time of assessment the escalator was out of order.
Under construction at time of audit.

Stairs to Upper Ground Floor

To Upper Ground Floor
There are handrails.
The handrails meet recognised specification.
There are visual contrasts at the top and bottom of the steps.
The steps do not have any tactile paving at the top and bottom.

Upper Ground Floor Lift and Stair Lobby

Wolverhampton Coronary Aftercare Support Group.

The counter heights suit both seated and standing users.
There is a provision on both sides 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.

Seating

There are seats provided at intervals along the routes and waiting areas.
The seats that are provided are stable.
The seating may not suit all intended users as there are no 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.

Vending Machines

Wheelchair users can not access and can not turn around in front of the vending machine.
The controls are not within the recommended height specification.
The control buttons are easy to operate.
There are staff members trained to give assistance if required.

Signage

The signs are in a logical position.
There are tactile signs where appropriate and the signs are positioned at a suitable height.

General Area

The clear widths are adequate.
There is adequate lighting.

Lighting

The level of lighting is sufficient for the intended use.

Acoustics

The background noise is kept to a minimum level.
The quiet and noisy areas are separated by a buffer zone.

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.

Internal Doors from Lift Lobby to Corridor

There are two sets of identical doors.
There is a double door. Opens in.
The door opening is wide enough for all users.
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 handles are within reach of all users.
The door pressure is kept to a minimum on manually operated doors fitted with self-closing devices.

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