Dear Ayrshire and Arran NHS Board,

This is a request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. I would be grateful if you could supply the following information in digital format:

I wish to know whether all in-patients have access within their room or ward, whenever needed, to the following disabled facilities; and if not, the number of beds where patients do not have ready access at all times, broken down by hospital and ward, noting the ISD Scotland classification of each.

1) Wheelchair accessible toilets
2) Toilets at a suitable height for wheelchair users
3) Bars or hand grips in the toilets
4) Emergency cords in the toilets
5) Disabled showering facilities
6) Emergency cords beside beds
7) Automatic doors between beds and toilets
8) Automatic doors between beds and showering facilities
9) Hoists

Yours faithfully,
Mr D Smith

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Ann

Ann Catherine Wilson L.L.B.
Freedom of Information Officer
Information Governance
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University Hospital Crosshouse
Kilmarnock
KA2 0BE
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Good afternoon,

 

Thank you for your request.

 

Q.  I wish to know whether all in-patients have access within their room
or ward, whenever needed, to the following disabled facilities; and if
not, the number of beds where patients do not have ready access at all
times, broken down by hospital and ward, noting the ISD Scotland
classification of each.

 

1)    Wheelchair accessible toilets

2)    Toilets at a suitable height for wheelchair users

3)    Bars or hand grips in the toilets

4)    Emergency cords in the toilets

5)    Disabled showering facilities

6)    Emergency cords beside beds

7)    Automatic doors between beds and toilets

8)    Automatic doors between beds and showering facilities

9)    Hoists

 

 

A.  With regard to the following hospitals* – Ayrshire Central Hospital,
Biggart, Lady Margaret, Arran War Memorial, Woodland View, University
Hospital Crosshouse, East Ayrshire Community Hospital,  University
Hospital Ayr, Ailsa and Girvan Community Hospital – we can confirm that:

 

-       all in-patients have access within their room or ward to
wheelchair accessible toilets with all the requisite hand/grab rails and
emergency pull cords.

 

-       all in-patients have access to accessible showering facilities.

 

-       all in-patients have a Nurse Call system beside their beds.

 

-       none of our in-patient facilities have automatic doors between
beds and toilets and beds and showering facilities.

 

-       all in-patient areas have fully maintained hoists available.

 

The only exception to the above is within [1]Arrol Park Resource Centre
(Houses 4,5 and 6) where due to the patient group the hand/grab rails
within the showers have been removed at the request of the
department. There is also no Nurse Call system available within these
areas.

 

 * Details of all our hospitals can be found on the homepage of our
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I trust this response is helpful. However, under the Freedom of
Information (Scotland) Act 2002 if you are dissatisfied with our response
you are entitled to request a review. A request for a review must be made
in writing to Mrs Jillian Neilson, Head of Information Governance, NHS
Ayrshire & Arran, 14 Lister Street, University Hospital Crosshouse,
Kilmarnock, KA2 0BB or email [3][email address],
no later than 40 working days from 22 September 2017. You must provide
your name, an address for correspondence, details of your original request
and say why you want a review. If our decision is unchanged following a
review and you remain dissatisfied with this, you then have the right to
make a formal appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner at
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Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require any further advice
or assistance.

 

Kind regards,

 

Ann

 

Ann Catherine Wilson L.L.B                    

Freedom of Information Officer

Information Governance

14 Lister Street

University Hospital Crosshouse

Kilmarnock

KA2 0BE

Telephone: 01563 826112

Email: [5][NHS Ayrshire and Arran request email]

 

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