DisabledGo Chairman presents a plaque to the Chairman and Deputy Chief Nurse at North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
On Tuesday 16 January, North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust launched their partnership with DisabledGo, a leading provider of accessibility information for disabled people in the UK to create a dynamic, accessible online guide, which can be used as a live information stream for patients and visitors attending Peterborough City, Hinchingbrooke and Stamford Hospitals.
DisabledGo can be used to find out about the accessibility of all Trust hospital buildings, clinics and wards. You can find out where a department is located in relation to the main entrance, whether there are lifts to access other floors, if there is a hearing loop fitted at reception, in-depth information about the building’s design, accessibility and facilities, plus much more. Most importantly, the information has been compiled by trained surveyors who have visited each site.
Lesley Crosby, Deputy Chief Nurse said: “DisabledGo have a tried and tested formula which has worked well at Hinchingbrooke Hospital for some time therefore we’re proud to now also be providing this facility across Peterborough City and Stamford Hospitals. All three hospitals have been assessed by trained DisabledGo surveyors who have experienced the accessibility of our buildings for themselves. In Peterborough alone there are over 32,000 people living with a disability and this figure equates to one sixth of the local population. This partnership will help ensure that anyone with an additional need or disability, visiting our hospitals , has clear information about how to access all areas.
“The excellent work done by DisabledGo has helped us to better understand what we can do to support all people within our communities and so we will be launching our new accessibility strategy in the coming months.”
To view the accessibility information for our hospitals please click here.