Supporting ROH to launch new Accessibility Guide
We acknowledge that all our visitor’s accessibility needs are different but equally important. That’s why we were proud to support ROH with this amazing project which ultimately improves patient and visitor experience at the hospital.
We have supported the costs associated with working creating Detailed Access Guides to facilities, wards and departments across the hospital. This was done in collaboration with AccessAble, the UK’s leading provider of detailed disabled-access information.
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.
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.”
Ali Gray. Charity Manager said: “I am thrilled that our charity has invested in this positive initiative that describes each patient’s journey and gives less abled visitors the information required to plan their visit around our site. The idea for installing this app/website information came from a colleague which makes it particularly poignant and moves us closer to being as inclusive as we can be for anyone entering our hospital”
The ROH Accessibility Guide will go-live on www.AccessAble.co.uk on Wednesday 28 April. 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.
Visit the ‘Our Work’ section to find out more about the many ways we support patients, staff and visitors to The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital.