"Disabled Access at the new Peterborough City Hospital"
About: Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Peterborough PE3 9GZ
Posted by hospitaluser (as ),
I think the layout of the brand new Peterborough City Hospital leaves much to be desired in respect of ease of access for disabled people attending outpatient clinics. Car parking arrangements are limited at present due to the demolition of the former Edith Cavell Hospital (which I think was a fairly new hospital made redundant after a short working life!!).
The location of the outpatient's department involves a long walk from the reception area which makes it difficult for some disabled people who need access to outpatients.
Could access be provided closer to the outpatients reception area for people with disabilities? I feel that insufficient thought was given to this matter during the hospital's design and planning stages.
Additionally the floor covering in the main reception area is already marking very badly with rubber scuffs from footwear and trolleys etc. This does not give a good first impression of the housekeeping qualities and cleanliness within a brand new hospital!