Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children

Location Details


Great Ormond Street


Access in Detail

Dinosaur Ward
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  • Dinosaur Ward
  • Internal Doors
  • Intercom
  • Reception
  • Low Counter
  • Induction Loop
  • Seating
  • Circulation
  • Passenger Lift
  • Lift interior

Internal Doors

There is a double door. Opens out.
The effective clear width of the door is at a minimum of 800mm.
The opening width of the door is 1590mm.
The threshold is level.
The doors and side panels have vision panels.
The door handles are easy to grip and operate.
The handles are not within reach of all users.
Handles may be high for some visitors at a height of 1170mm.
Some people may find door pressures heavy. The location is aware of this and is reviewing the pressures.


The intercom can be used by both standing users and wheelchair users.
There is no induction loop available.


There is a lowered counter section provided.
The lowered counter section is at a maximum height of 760mm.
The height of the counter is 730mm.
There is sufficient space in front of the counter for wheelchair users.
There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
There is adequate lighting to both sides of the counter and the lighting avoids silhouetting.
There is an induction loop with a speech enhancement system provided.


The seats that are provided are stable.
The seating has armrests.
Seating is provided in a range of heights.
There is space for a wheelchair user to pull up alongside a seated companion.

General Area

The clear widths are adequate.
There is a sufficient turning circle at either end of the corridor.

Passenger Lift

There are three lifts available here.
From 1st Floor
To 3rd Floor
The lift car dimensions are sufficient for a wheelchair user and their companion.
The lift doors open to a minimum width of 800mm.
The outer lift controls are at an accessible height.
The inner lift controls may not be at an accessible height for all visitors. Should you require help please ask a member of staff for assistance
The inner lift controls are at a height of 1310mm.
The lift does not have audible announcements.
There is a visual display indicating level information.
The alarm button is fitted with a visual acknowledgement that the alarm bell has sounded.
The lift does not have a separate entrance and exit door.
There are handrails within the lift.
The lift does not have a dual height handrail.

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