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North Wing

St Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7EH

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the Academic Department of Surgery on the first floor, which includes a lecture theatre with no fixed seating; the Clinical Research Unit on the fourth floor, where clinical trials are held; the Department of Women's Health (Academic Unit) on the tenth floor, which includes meeting/teaching and seminar rooms, labs and staff offices. The ground floor has shops and a restaurant located on it.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in the St Thomas' Campus.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is London Waterloo.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is Lambeth North.

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 at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is part open air, part underground.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 10+ designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 460cm x 450cm (15ft 1in x 14ft 9in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 5m (16ft 5in) from the car park entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 17m (19yd) from the car park 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.
    • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located outside Gassiot House, opposite the Lambeth Wing.

Outside Access (Car Park Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in) 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 173cm (5ft 8in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance give access to the lower ground floor.

Level Change (Car Park Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Main Hospital Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building from the pedestrian concourse.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in) 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 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is on the raised walkway leading from Westminster Bridge Road by County Hall.
    • It is the main entrance for St Thomas' Hospital.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the foyer leading from the car park entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-LG-G-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12.
  • The lift is 28m (31yd) from car park entrance.
  • The clear door width is 137cm (4ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 162cm x 225cm (5ft 4in x 7ft 5in).
  • 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 a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • The lifts are also 46 metres from the main entrance on the ground floor.

Inside Access

  • There is 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 meeting / teaching room in the Women's Area on the tenth floor.
    • The North Wing is linked to the South and Lambeth Wings on the ground and first floors (and on the second floor to the Lambeth Wing only).
    • The link to the South Wing on the first floor is via a steep ramp, shown in photograph 2.
    • All other links are level.

Reception (Clinical Research Unit)

  • The desk is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the lifts.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

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 pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 14m (15yd 11in) from the car park entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located just inside the car park entrance.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 159cm x 254cm (5ft 3in x 8ft 4in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is 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 available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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 not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are adapted toilets on the first and fourth floors, which have the transfer space on the left.
    • There is an additional toilet on the tenth floor also.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilets are located on the ground floor leading to the lifts.
    • The female and male toilets are 32m (34yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The unisex toilets are located just inside the car park entrance.
    • Unisex toilets are 15m (16yd 1ft) from the car park entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the unisex toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the ground floor baby care room, near the general toilet area.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
  • Comments View
    • There are also unisex toilets on the fourth and tenth floors.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located in the Clinical Research Unit.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 53cm (1ft 9in).
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Shower

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located in the Clinical Research Unit.
  • Comments View
    • There is also a standard shower located on the first floor, accessed by a deep step.

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.