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PIP assessment centres

Parkstone - Church Road

BWT Physiotherapy
BWT Physiotherapy & Healthcare Centre
41 Church Road
Parkstone
BH14 0NN

Can you tell other claimants anything about travel and facilities for this PIP face-to-face assessment centre? Please post in the comments section below if you can. 

Things like:

  • Distance to nearest bus stop or rail station.
  • Nearest parking, any disabled parking.
  • Distance to walk if you’re dropped as close to the door as possible.
  • Wheelchair access.
  • Toilets, including disabled toilets.
  • Ground floor or first floor.
  • Lift available.
  • Anything else you think might be helpful.

Please don’t comment on the staff though – we won’t be able to publish your comments if you do.

Comments  

#2 corinne 2016-01-13 20:46
traveled by car.venue close to bus stop. parking limited. access through door difficult for walking frame, must be worse for wheelchair.down stairs disabled toilet.found whole experience so stressful i had another epileptic fit that evening. the staff were very courteous and caring.
have found out since the appointment that there is an assessment clinic listed only a half a mile from my home in dorchester
#1 swibley 2016-01-13 18:37
I travelled by car but it was close to a bus stop.
Very limited parking. There was a disabled spot but all parking was fairly close to the entrance.
If dropped close to the door it would be approx 3 metres to the entrance.
I use a wheelchair pushed by my husband. The entrance door is at a 90 degree angle and it could be difficult for a self propeller as it was also a slight incline. The car park is travelled.
Reception area is very small, I could not tuck into a space but had to sit in the middle of the room. This didn't cause any problem as I was the only person there. The assessment room was to the right of the counter with extremely limited space to get around it and a very difficult 90 degree turn into the examination room. My husband is very experienced at manoeuvring my chair but even he had to make several adjustments to get me around the bend safely and avoid taking chunks out of the wall.
I don't know if a lift is available as my appointment was carried out on the ground floor.
The centre was much smaller than I thought it would be, it was a converted detached house and it was very quiet. All in all I must say that I was treated very well and with great courtesy.
Very good disabled toilets lots of room and clean.

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