St George's, University of London and St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have partnered with AccessAble to create Detailed Access Guides to all the Trust's wards, departments and sites, and all the University's buildings and services.
The Guides are 100% facts, figures and photographs and give you loads of useful information to work out if somewhere is going to be accessible to you. They cover everything from parking to hearing loops, walking distances and accessible toilets.
We know everyone’s accessibility needs are different, which is why having detailed, accurate information is so important. It’s why all of the details you’ll find in the Guides have been checked in person, by trained surveyors.
The free Accessibility Guides are for students, patients, visitors and staff and are available at www.AccessAble.co.uk and on the AccessAble App.
Anna Nelson, Executive Director of AccessAble said
‘We are delighted to work in partnership with both St George's, University of London and St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to create and publish Detailed Access Guides for the Trust’s hospitals and community sites, together with the University’s buildings. Too often disabled people, carers and people with long term health conditions can face a postcode lottery when it comes to accessibility information, so it’s fantastic to see this collaborative, joined up approach. I’d like to sincerely thank the University and St George’s Hospital Charity for funding this work and recognising that detailed, accurate accessibility information is crucial to improving student and patient experience.’
Jenni Doman, Deputy Director for Estates and Facilities at St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said
‘St George’s is one of the busiest Trusts in the country – we employ more than 9,000 members of staff and see around 2,000 patients across all our sites on any given day. As a result, it’s so important that we’re able to provide accurate and detailed information about the accessibility of our wards and departments. AccessAble is a fantastic tool and we’re proud to be working together to ensure that everyone can access our sites.’
Amerjit Chohan, Chief Executive Officer of St George’s Hospital Charity said
“We know there are a lot of people with different accessibility needs visiting St George’s every day, which is why implementing the AccessAble system is so important. As St George’s Hospital Charity we exist to support our hospitals and the communities they serve.
We’re proud to fund tools such as AccessAble which make a positive difference for patients, families and staff.”
Derek Bannister, Director or Estates and Facilities at St George’s, University of London said
‘Our ambition is to advance health research and education that transform people’s lives in our community, throughout the UK and around the world.
We pride ourselves on providing the best possible experience for our students - building on over 250 years of innovation and keeping pace with the health challenges of a changing NHS. Our dedication to students, staff and alumni is built on a commitment we share with them in improving and advancing health.
As two of the University’s core values are Openness and Respect, we are delighted to have partnered with Accessable, so that we can foster an inclusive environment in which diversity is valued. We hope the guides help make visiting, working and studying at the University as open and easy as possible.’
To take a look at the new Accessibility Guides simply go to
This information joins over 70,000 places already covered across the UK, including 1000s of places in London, making www.AccessAble.co.uk a great tool for planning a day out or trip away.