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20 Newcomen Street Adult Mental Health Services

Newcomen Street, 20 Newcomen Street, London, SE1 1UL

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Introduction

  • This service offers inpatient and outpatient mental illness assessments by psychiatrists to people aged 18-65 at Guy's Hospital and St Thomas' Hospital.
  • They also provide psychiatric assessments within Emergency Departments (ED) to determine if people need mental health care and treatment at the above hospitals, plus a range of clinical care and treatment services to suit people's needs.

Opening Times

  • Access is by appointment only.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is London Bridge.
  • The nearest underground station is London Bridge.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front right of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • There is an intercom at this entrance.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 68cm (2ft 3in).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The desk/counter is staffed.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a bell to attract attention.
  • There is not sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk/counter.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Wayfinding signage is not available.
  • The type of flooring in walkways and corridors is carpet and vinyl/laminate.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter the stairwell on the ground floor.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G,1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is not a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor of the building are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the 2 additional consultation rooms and staff offices.

Waiting Room / Area

  • There is a waiting room / area.
  • The waiting room / area is approximately 1m from the main entrance.
  • There is level access into the waiting room / area.
  • There is not a/are not door(s) into the waiting room / area.
  • The type of flooring is carpet.
  • There is a space for a wheelchair user to wait within the seating area.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs have armrests.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Announcements are in person.
  • The waiting room / area does not have background music playing.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the waiting room / area.
  • There is not a television.
  • Vending machines are not available.
  • A water dispenser is not available.
  • There is not a play area or toys/books for a child to play with.
  • There is space for an assistance dog to rest within the seating area.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Consultation / Treatment Room

  • There is / are 3 consultation / treatment room(s) available.
  • The name / number of the room surveyed was; 1.
  • The consultation / treatment room is approximately 10m from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the consultation / treatment room.
  • There is a/are door(s) into the consultation / treatment room.
  • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) is/are light.
  • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The type of flooring is carpet.
  • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • There is not a bed / couch.
  • There is a chair.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • The chair(s) is not/are not adjustable.
  • There are some chairs with armrests available.
  • All tables are permanently fixed.
  • The room does not have background music playing.
  • Comments View
    • 2 of the consultation rooms are on the first floor.
    • Arrangements can be made to see patients with mobility difficulties on the ground floor.
    • Patients who are wheelchair users would be seen elsewhere on the hospital such as in the ward or outpatient clinic site by arrangement.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

Level Change (Standard Toilets)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located off the main corridor.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.

Additional Info Health

  • Disability awareness training is provided for staff.
  • The most commonly produced documents could be provided in other formats.
  • Documents in Braille, large print, audio and different languages format can be requested.
  • Assistance dogs are allowed in most areas of the hospital.
  • BSL interpreters can be provided on request.
  • Language interpreters can be provided on request.
  • Portable hearing loops cannot be provided on request.
  • Home visits services are not available.