Accessibility guides for our services now live

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Published on: 3rd December 2020

Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and we're proud to have become the latest of over 60 NHS trusts to partner with AccessAble in creating detailed accessibility guides for our services across Lincolnshire. 

As we work in over 50 sites across the county, the guides will cover each of our main sites, to help patients ,visitors and staff to plan their journey to and around our buildings. 

Providing people with 100 per cent facts and figures about each locality, the guides cover everything from parking facilities and hearing loops, to walking distances and accessible toilets. They also include photographs to assist understanding and planning.

As a Trust we recognise that everyone's accessibility needs are different, which is why detailed and accurate information is so important, and why all of the details in the guides have been checked in person, by trained surveyors.

Sarah Connery, Acting Chief Executive at LPFT, said:

With so many different community and hospital sites across the county, it is important that we give our patients, carers, staff and visitors as much information as possible about the facilities available. This will not only enable our patients, carers and staff to feel more at ease about attending their appointment, or working on site, but also enables us to have an open conversation about any additional needs they may have.

Dr Gregory Burke, Founder of AccessAble, said:

"We are delighted to partner with Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, a Trust that prioritises accessibility and patient experience, recognising how crucial access information is for disabled patients, visitors and staff. We know that attending appointments can be really stressful and not being able to find out about the facilities available can really add to that. We want our Guides to provide the information people need about accessibility so they plan their visit and feel confident about what to expect."

People can view our accessibility guides at www.accessable.co.uk/organisations/lincolnshire-partnership-nhs-foundation-trust

They are 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 a visit.

 

 

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