AccessAble and ROH launch new Accessibility Guide
The Trust has joined over 60 NHS trusts in collaborating with AccessAble, the UK’s leading provider of detailed disabled-access information.
ROH has worked with AccessAble to create Detailed Access Guides to facilities, wards and departments across the hospital.The guides are 100 per cent facts, figures and photographs to help patients, visitors and staff plan their journeys to and around the hospital, covering everything from parking facilities and hearing loops, to walking distances and accessible toilets.
As everyone’s accessibility needs are different, the Trust acknowledges the necessity of having detailed, accurate information available. Trained surveyors have checked all of the details in the guides in person, on-site.
Dr Gregory Burke, Founder and Chairman of AccessAble, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to create vital accessibility information, prioritising the needs of disabled patients, visitors and staff. We want our guides to provide the information people need about accessibility, so they plan their visit and feel confident about what to expect.”
Jo Williams, Chief Executive at ROH, said: “We’re excited to be working with AccessAble because it’s incredibly important to us that we meet the needs of everyone who visits our hospital. We are ambitious about creating an environment that is as supportive, anticipatory and equitable as possible. The information and guides that AccessAble have developed will help our patients visit our Trust with confidence, knowing that their needs are important to us.”
The ROH Accessibility Guide will go-live on www.AccessAble.co.uk on Wednesday 28 April. A virtual launch will take place on the same day 10:30 - 12:00.
It will also be available via the AccessAble app, which is free to download from the App Store and Google Play, giving you accessibility information at your fingertips during your hospital visit.
The ROH Charity, which exists to support NHS patients, their families and carers, as well as provide specialist training, equipment and knowledge to staff at ROH have funded the guide. You can find out more about them by visiting www.rohcharity.org