Online guide for disabled access to Morriston Hospital

It's rare these days to receive a thumbs-up for a hospital, so it was good to hear from Ted Hill, the CEO of the British Polio Fellowship commending Swansea's Morriston Hospital.

Mr Hill says: "I was pleased to read about the hospital in Swansea providing a new online guide for disabled people who will now be able to find their way around, before they have even left home. Morriston is the first hospital in Wales to provide such a guide, which information on the locations of lifts, disabled toilets, ramps, car parks and hearing systems. Furthermore, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board have agreed to explore opportunities to produce the guides for all its other sites.

"As CEO of The British Polio Fellowship, I know only too well the constant difficulties our members face when planning trips to a range of venues. Many of the 120,000 Polio survivors in the UK living with Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) use a wheelchair; poor accessibility and information on accessibility are reported far too often.

"It is great to see that the world is progressing in line with our campaign work to improve both information on venue accessibility as well the accessibility itself. So many British Polio Fellowship members and others with accessibility issues will be able to benefit from this and similar guides; it's a really great step in the right direction."

The guide to Morriston is available at: www.disabledgo.com Why not check and see if your local hospital is available on the website's list. If not, you could contact your hospital and suggest they join.