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Petition for toilets in NHS hospitals to be fully accessible for patients and disabled staff

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osayuki
osayuki Community member, Scope Member Posts: 12 Connected
Please sign my petition and share it.
 https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/634824
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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,981 Disability Gamechanger
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    How is your petition going at the moment @osayuki:)
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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
    edited June 2023
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    Thanks so much for sharing @osayuki, I hope the petition goes well :) It's astounding this isn't a standard thing in this day and age!!
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  • osayuki
    osayuki Community member, Scope Member Posts: 12 Connected
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    How is your petition going at the moment @osayuki:)
    It’s going well, but my petition isn’t gaining signatures at the pace that I would like. 
  • osayuki
    osayuki Community member, Scope Member Posts: 12 Connected
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    Thanks so much for sharing @osayuki, I hope the petition goes well :) It's astounding this isn't a standard thing in this day and age!!
    Thank you. It’s unbelievable because NHS hospitals should be accessible for everyone. 
  • VANGOUGH
    VANGOUGH CP Network, Scope Member Posts: 31 Courageous
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    WE ACCESS AUDITED OUR LOCAL HOSPITAL USING OUR TRAINING MANUAL FIGURES WE HAD DONE WITH SCOPE IT WAS A SISCI DOC WHICH COULD EASILY BE TRANSLATED FOR NHS PAUL LABRUM THE BOSS OF CPPIH THOUGHT OURS WAS THE BEST HE HAD SEEN HENSER HE THOUGHT IT WORTH GUIVING TYO THE SECRETARY OF STATE THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE ADOPTING IT FOR ALL SIGHTS ESPECIALLY NEW BUILDS BUT NEVER HAVE
  • osayuki
    osayuki Community member, Scope Member Posts: 12 Connected
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    VANGOUGH said:
    WE ACCESS AUDITED OUR LOCAL HOSPITAL USING OUR TRAINING MANUAL FIGURES WE HAD DONE WITH SCOPE IT WAS A SISCI DOC WHICH COULD EASILY BE TRANSLATED FOR NHS PAUL LABRUM THE BOSS OF CPPIH THOUGHT OURS WAS THE BEST HE HAD SEEN HENSER HE THOUGHT IT WORTH GUIVING TYO THE SECRETARY OF STATE THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE ADOPTING IT FOR ALL SIGHTS ESPECIALLY NEW BUILDS BUT NEVER HAVE
    That’s a shame. What is a SISCI DOC and what year did this happen?
  • VANGOUGH
    VANGOUGH CP Network, Scope Member Posts: 31 Courageous
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    IT IS THE LEGAL DISTANCES FOR WIDTHS OF DOORS AND SPACES REQUIRED
    SISCI IS A STATUTORY ARM TO MAKE SURE THESE PLACES MEASURE UP THEY FAILED IN ENFORCING THEM
  • osayuki
    osayuki Community member, Scope Member Posts: 12 Connected
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    VANGOUGH said:
    IT IS THE LEGAL DISTANCES FOR WIDTHS OF DOORS AND SPACES REQUIRED
    SISCI IS A STATUTORY ARM TO MAKE SURE THESE PLACES MEASURE UP THEY FAILED IN ENFORCING THEM
    The NHS fails in many accessibility areas which is terrible.
  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,124 Disability Gamechanger
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    I must admit during my many stays in hospital that the accessibility has never appeared to be a problem.

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  • osayuki
    osayuki Community member, Scope Member Posts: 12 Connected
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    woodbine said:
    I must admit during my many stays in hospital that the accessibility has never appeared to be a problem.
    Do you have a physical disability or mobility issues?
  • VANGOUGH
    VANGOUGH CP Network, Scope Member Posts: 31 Courageous
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    WHO YOU TALKING TO  YES IHAVE COMPLEX PHYSICAL NEEDS
  • osayuki
    osayuki Community member, Scope Member Posts: 12 Connected
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    VANGOUGH said:
    WHO YOU TALKING TO  YES IHAVE COMPLEX PHYSICAL NEEDS
    I was replying to woodbine’s comment.
  • 2oldcodgers
    2oldcodgers Posts: 743 Connected
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    woodbine said:
    I must admit during my many stays in hospital that the accessibility has never appeared to be a problem.
    I have to agree in my many stays in many hospitals up and down the country they were big enough with doorways wide enough. Most have had a bath which included a large hoist.
     
  • osayuki
    osayuki Community member, Scope Member Posts: 12 Connected
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    woodbine said:
    I must admit during my many stays in hospital that the accessibility has never appeared to be a problem.
    I have to agree in my many stays in many hospitals up and down the country they were big enough with doorways wide enough. Most have had a bath which included a large hoist.
     
    In all the hospitals that I worked at, accessibility was poor especially regarding the toilets. This was at big hospitals in London. As a trainee pharmacist, I had to rotate between different wards. I never saw a hoist on the wards or a bath for patients. There were no staff disabled toilets and the majority of the patient toilets on the wards weren't accessible. Sometimes the public disabled toilets outside the wards weren't accessible either. Also I visited other hospitals with the same problems. Health Education England couldn't find a hospital Trust that was fully accessible for me to complete my training year. I worked so hard but I had to leave the pharmacy profession mainly due to accessibility issues. I will be going back to university in September to study computer science.
    Since I started my petition, many people have contacted me across the UK on social media about their negative experiences using toilets in NHS hospitals. People have sent me pictures too and I have been sharing all of this on my social media. Next time you visit these hospitals that are doing great in terms of accessibility, send me the pictures so we can acknowledge this good practice. I started my petition to make a change for disabled people and patients. I would appreciate it if you sign my petition if you haven't already and share it, so another disabled person doesn't experience what I went through. 
  • Tibik
    Tibik Community member Posts: 26 Connected
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    Although mostly accessible, I've found things like storing cleaning supplies in the accessible toilets, or putting bins in the wheelchair transfer space, the biggest issues... other than a nearly complete disregard of how to support neurodivergent people, 
  • osayuki
    osayuki Community member, Scope Member Posts: 12 Connected
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    Tibik said:
    Although mostly accessible, I've found things like storing cleaning supplies in the accessible toilets, or putting bins in the wheelchair transfer space, the biggest issues... other than a nearly complete disregard of how to support neurodivergent people, 
    It’s terrible.
  • johndtay
    johndtay Community member Posts: 33 Connected
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    That might be a rear occurrence, but if they know someone is coming they should ensure it’s available for use. 
  • osayuki
    osayuki Community member, Scope Member Posts: 12 Connected
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    johndtay said:
    That might be a rear occurrence, but if they know someone is coming they should ensure it’s available for use. 
    I’m not sure what you mean but disabled toilets should always be available for use. No one can predict when someone will need to use the toilet, especially a disabled person.
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 3,610 Disability Gamechanger
    edited August 2023
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    I also believe the burden for the disabled person to inform they are coming should not be necessary. People who are not disabled do not have to give forewarning they are going somewhere for a toilet to be available. The same should be true for disabled people too. Disabled toilets should always be available.
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  • johndtay
    johndtay Community member Posts: 33 Connected
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    I agree, sometimes they aren't looked after properly. Very occasionally a place to put a small box in.  
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