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Cheyne Wing

King's College Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 9RS

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Surgical Education Centre on the first floor, including a lecture theatre, the Surgical Skills Laboratory, the Pre-Assessment Room and a library.
  • Comments View
    • The Cheyne Wing contains wards and departments for King's College Hospital.
    • It can be accessed from the Hambleden, Golden Jubilee and Ruskin Wings.
    • This guide contains details of the access from the Hambledon Wing.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in the Denmark Hill Campus - King's College Hospital.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Denmark Hill.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is the front of the Hambleden Wing.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 9 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 210cm x 540cm (6ft 11in x 17ft 9in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 18m (20yd) from the hospital main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 29m (32yd) from the hospital main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located in front of the entrance.

Outside Access (Hospital Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of Hambleden Wing.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 168cm (5ft 6in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 168cm (5ft 6in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This is the main entrance for King's College Hospital, and leads directly into the Hambleden Wing.
    • The Chenye Wing is located at the far end of this wing.

Level Change (Hospital Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located either side of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The ramps overcomes the steps mentioned.
    • There is a moderate ramp between the 2 sets of doors at this entrance also.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (Chenye Wing)

  • The lift is located at the far end of the Hambleden Wing.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1-2-3.
  • The lift is 56m (61yd) from hospital main entrance.
  • The clear door width is 106cm (3ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 141cm x 215cm (4ft 8in x 7ft 1in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows the lecture theatre.
    • Photograph 2 shows the Pre-Assessment Room in the Surgical Training Centre on the first floor.

Level Change (Inside Access)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the first floor.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • There is also an easy ramp, 108cm wide, leading into the lecture theatre as shown in photograph 2.
    • A moderate ramp, 92cm wide, leads into the Pre-Assessment Room.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no additional signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 24m (26yd 9in) from the hospital main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located in the male standard toilets.
    • There is not level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • This is a male only toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 218cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 2in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is sensor.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 40cm (1ft 4in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the sink is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar cubicle in the female toilet.
    • The female toilet has the transfer space to the right.
    • There is no emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilets are located to the right as you enter.
    • The female toilets are 22m (24yd) from the hospital main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilets are located to the left as you enter.
    • The male toilets are 22m (24yd) from the hospital main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located by the toilet on the third floor.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the baby change facility.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a unisex toilet on the the third floor.

Level Change (Toilets)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located either side of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • The ramps have handrails on both sides.
    • There is also a moderate ramp leading from the lifts to the toilet and baby change area on the third floor (shown in photograph 2).

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.