Disabilities

a doctor using sign languageWe are committed to making our hospitals accessible to everyone and are continuously working to improve access our services and facilities.

We have recently been working with Disabled Go to produce a  detailed online access guide to our facilities to better enable disabled people to access services.

If you have mobility requirements and need assistance please inform your consultant or nurse, or contact PALS (patient advice and liaison service) for support.

If you wear a hearing aid or have hearing difficulties, please advise your consultant or nurse how you prefer to be communicated with.

Some wards and departments have listening devices or a loop system.  We can also provide a sign language interpreter on request, and we use a web-based sign language communication programme.

 

Changing Places facility at Chorley

Changing Places facility at Chorley

People with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well as people with other physical disabilities such as spinal injuries, muscular dystrophy and multiple sclerosis often need extra equipment and space to allow them to use the toilets safely and comfortably. These needs are met by Changing Places toilets. 

At Chorley Hospital, the Changing Places facility is located on the third floor opposite the podaitry clinic. On the Chorley Hospital Site map, podaitry is number 57, view the image below or click on it to download it.  

A map of Chorley Hospital

To access the facility you will need a key, it is a generic key which opens the door, many patients carry this with them because it opens disabled toilets in public places. However if you or the patients do not have access to this key, there is a message on the Changing Places door with the necessary information. To get the key, use the adjacent phone to ring the switchboard team, switchboard will then give the family a code for a lock box next to the room which also has a key in for access.