Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has become the latest of over 80 NHS Trusts to partner with AcessAble - the UK’s leading provider of detailed disabled access information - to create Detailed Access Guides to facilities, wards, and departments across the hospital.
Each of the guides have been checked on site by trained surveyors, as MKUH recognises that everyone’s accessibility needs are different so having detailed, accurate information available is vital. 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.
Anna Nelson, Chief Executive of AccessAble, said: “We are delighted to launch this new Accessibility Guide to Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, which prioritises accessibility and patient experience. We recognise how crucial detailed access information is for disabled patients, visitors and staff.
“I would like to express my thanks to the Trust for championing the provision of hospital accessibility information, making visits less anxious, uncertain and difficult for disabled people.”
Professor Joe Harrison, Chief Executive at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We are extremely proud to have partnered with AccessAble to improve how we communicate the accessibility of our site for all users of the hospital. As an organisation, we are committed to creating an inclusive, safe and secure environment for our staff, patients and visitors and continue to work closely with our community to embrace new platforms such as AccessAble.
“Their skills and expertise have been invaluable throughout this programme and I hope that through making this information available to patients prior to them visiting the hospital, we can make that experience slightly less daunting. The launch of our Access Guides is just the start and I welcome feedback from all to ensure that we continue to develop this vital communication platform in the future.”
You can view our Accessibility Guide here: https://www.accessable.co.uk/milton-keynes-university-hospital-nhs-foundation-trust
The guide is also 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.