Accessible route to the site

  • Electronic signal crossings with ground tactile indicators are positioned at the intersection with Shakespeare Road and the North Shore Hospital road entrance.
  • A footpath on site provides a safe passage for pedestrians accessing the main entrance from the car park area.
  • The accessible route to the site has a minimum width of 1.2 metres.
  • The main TRG entrance doors face the car park and are automatic.
  • Signage for each of the businesses on site is on the left-hand side of the automatic doors. The Auckland Breast Centre on Level 1 has two wooden, double doors with vertical grab rails which open into a reception and patient waiting area.

 

Bus Stop 

  • The nearest bus stops are at 197 and 136 Shakespeare Road, located approximately 70 metres from the main entrance of the Auckland Breast Centre. They both offer shelter, seating and a space for wheelchair users. Timetables are provided in text format only.
  • The bus stop is located on the following bus routes: 858 Long Bay Midtown.

 

Car Parking

  • There are 3 accessible car parks which are marked with yellow ground markings.
  • Our car park is wheelchair friendly with a ramp between the car park and footpath.

 

Drop off/pick up zone

  • The drop off/pick up zone is easy to find and well sign posted.
  • There is one 5 min drop off zone outside the entrance of the TRG Imaging Building and one in the main car park. A 15-minute parking bay is also available on Shakespeare Road between the Auckland Breast Centre (209 Shakespeare Road) and the nearby dairy.
  • The drop off/pick up zone is located within 200 metres of the organisation's entrance.
  • There is no shelter over the drop off/pick up zone.

Entering ABC

  • ABC is on level 1; this is accessible via stairs and a lift.
  • Blue double doors, directly opposite the stairs and lift open to a welcoming reception area.
  • You will be greeted by a friendly receptionist, and yourself and anyone accompanying you will be seated in our main waiting room.
  • Our reception is designed for comfort with plenty of seating options varying in height and design.
  • There is space of wheelchairs and walkers.
  • We have a private room or quieter area available to use for communication or personal requirements.
  • There are staff available to help with any access enquiries.
  • All support animals are welcomed on premises (e.g. guide, hearing or mobility dogs etc) and there are grassed areas outside along Shakespeare Road for support dogs.
  • Once its time for our appointment a chaperone/staff member will then guide you to change facilities and an internal waiting area where you will be met by radiologists and/or surgeons.

 

Communicating Accessibly

There is large print information available.

Accessibility within the site

  • ABC has good colour contrast between walls and flooring.
  • The accessible route within the site has a minimum width of 1200mm.
  • Lighting levels on this accessible route offer good visibility and viewing.
  • Lighting throughout the site is even and avoids glare
  • Braille is included in signage on the accessible toilet facility signage and lift call buttons.
  • Carpet with underlay is fitted throughout the complex and maintains an even surface

Lifts and Stairs

  • The lift is accessible with grab rails on all walls. Visual floor numbers and an audible beep and voice inform visitors of the floor they have reached.
  • All controls (i.e. landing controls, alarm and emergency telephone) are located within a reachable range.
  • There is a handrail located on at least one or both sides of the stairs.

 

Accessible Toilets

  • An accessible, unisex toilet facility is located near the internal waiting area near the changing rooms.
  • Toilets are also located within the main level 1 foyer.
  • All gender accessible toilets are in a self-contained compartment with full privacy.
  • The toilet pan provides a stable base to transfer from.
  • The accessible toilet is a minimum of 1600mm wide x 1900mm long.
     


Getting out safely

 

  • Health and safety for everyone is of great importance to staff at The Auckland Breast Centre.
  • Emergency exits are not completely accessible or hazard free.
  • All fire/smoke doors can stay open automatically during an emergency.
  • There are visual fire alerting devices.
  • There are audible fire alerting devices.
  • Assembly areas (e.g. evacuation point) are on the accessible route.