Oxford Health launches new Access Guides to support accessibility around sites

Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust launches online Access Guides to support disabled service users navigate around our sites.

Oxford Health launches new Access Guides to support accessibility around sites

The Trust has partnered with AccessAble, the UK’s leading provider of detailed disabled-access information, to produce 93 Access Guides – providing details and photographs to support access to our services, departments and wards.

Newly launched, each guide is designed to give service users, particularly disabled people, as much access information as possible to helping to make travelling to our sites and using our services easier. They include information on parking, signage and wayfinding, reception areas, accessible toilets and more.

Mo Patel, Head of Inclusion at the Trust, has been working with AccessAble to produce the guides. He said: “Navigating around our sites will now be easier to do thanks to the launch of these Access Guides.

“We know everyone’s accessibility needs are different, which is why having detailed, accurate information is so important. It’s why all of the details you’ll find in the guides have been checked in person, on site, by AccessAble’s trained surveyors.

“It’s been a privilege to partner with AccessAble because we are passionate about meeting the needs of our service users and creating spaces where they feel comfortable.

“We hope these guides provide the information people need about accessibility, making journeys to, from and around our sites easier.”

Dr Gregory Burke, Founder and Chair of AccessAble, said: “We are delighted to launch Access Guides with Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, prioritising accessibility and patient experience, recognising how crucial detailed access information is for disabled patients, visitors and staff.

“Our guides provide information people need about accessibility, so they can plan their visit with confidence because they know what to expect. It’s about treating people with dignity.”

You can view Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust’s Access Guides here: https://www.accessable.co.uk/oxford-health-nhs-foundation-trust. They are also available via the AccessAble App.

Join our launch event for the new Access Guides on Wednesday December 1, 11:30-12:30pm. We will hear from AccessAble’s Chief Executive Anna Nelson and give a live demonstration. Click here to join.

Find out more by visiting the dedicated page here.

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Published: 18 November 2021