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Accessibility

Q. I am a wheelchair user. How accessible is my maternity unit?

Most units responded that their hospital was wheelchair friendly (all departments) with only two units stating that some departments were not because of very old buildings.

Most, but not all, units have wheelchair-accessible toilets on every ward.

Most, but not all, maternity units have wheelchair-accessible toilets and showers on every ward and wheelchair-accessible baby care areas. All maternity units have either wheelchair-accessible parking available in the hospital car park or on-street public disabled parking spaces in the vicinity.

Is the hospital (all departments) wheelchair-accessible?

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Q. I am visually impaired. Can my maternity unit cater for my needs?

Generally maternity units assess each individual mother's needs and care is tailored to suit.

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Q. I am hearing impaired, can my maternity unit cater for my needs?

Generally maternity units assess each individual mother's needs and care is based on that assessment with several units specifically mentioning sign language.

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Q. I have some learning difficulties. Can my maternity unit cater for my needs?

Generally maternity units assess each individual mother's needs and care is tailored to suit

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Q. I don't speak English. Can my maternity unit cater for my needs?

Maternity units have interpreter/translation services available where necessary and often have information leaflets in other languages.

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Q. I have specific religious or cultural needs. Can my maternity unit cater for my needs?

All maternity units stated that their care for women is individualised and that mothers' cultural and religious needs are catered for.

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