Disabled access

Over the last ten years we have taken measures to enable access to our practice for as many people as possible. We have consulted widely with local disability groups and with some of our patients who are physically less able.

These measures include:

  • Non-slip carpeting to reception area, hallways and stairs
  • Slip-resistant floor covering to all treatment rooms, while still maintaining legal requirements for impervious sealed flooring to these areas
  • White anti-slip nosings to the leading edge of stair treads for greater visibility and safety on the stairway
  • Handrails on both sides of the stairway
  • Non-fluorescent lighting to the stairway (flurescent lighting can be a problem for some visual impairments)
  • A grab handle at the top of the stairway to enable the less able to steady themselves on the way up and on their way down to and from surgery level
  • A seat at a suitable height at the reception desk
  • Comfortable seating in the waiting room.

Unfortunately, our discussions with various groups, including stair lift and lift manufacturers, left us under no illusion that there is nowhere within or external to our builing, suitable for a lift to be sited. Similarly, the advice given to us was that the stairway is too narrow to place a stair lift for a variety of safety reasons. It is therefore impossible for us to be fully accessible for everyone with a disability or mobility problem.

Opening times

Mon:9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Tue:9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Wed:9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Thu:9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Fri:9.00 am - 5.30 pm
Sat:By arrangement