Great news for those of you who have campaigned for a dedicated area for your guide dog to relieve itself while visiting the Peterborough City Hospital. The hospital acknowledged that when you are blind or partially sighted and using a guide dog, attending appointments can be especially worrying unless you know your guide dog can relieve itself.

A “spending area” for assistance dogs has been completed and is now open! It is situated to the rear of Peterborough City Hospital campus between the doctors’ houses and the Robert Horrell Centre and will be inspected and disinfected on a regular basis by the grounds maintenance team.

Peterborough City Hospital have provided this facility to help service users, visitors and staff members who have the support of an assistance dog – this includes people with a wide range of disabilities and will greatly improve their access to their services.

Congratulations to everyone involved!