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Aubrey Lewis House Ward 2 - Ruskin Unit

Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8AZ

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Introduction

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    • Aubrey Lewis House is a three-storey ward block attached to the Main Entrance Building.
    • It is located at the far end of the ground floor corridor.
    • Ward 2 - Ruskin Ward is for women, aged 16-65, who have severe mental illness.
    • It is located on the first floor of Aubrey Lewis House.

Getting Here (Maudsley Hospital)

  • By Road View
    • Maudsley Hospital is located in Camberwell, South London just off Denmark Hill. It is approximately 0.6 km from the A202 (Peckham Road) which gives access to the A3 and A23 to the West and the A2 and 20 to the East.
    • The Hospital has its own car park which is located at the front of the hospital. Blue Badge bays are available.
  • By Bus View
    • The nearest bus stop is Kings College (Stop A) which is located on Denmark Hill and is approximately 90 metres from the main hospital entrance. Services that stop here are the 42, 68, 468 and N68.
  • By Train View
    • The nearest train station is Denmark Hill approximately 200 metres away located to the South of the hospital site.
  • By Underground View
    • The nearest tube station is Brixton, approximately 2.3 km away via Denmark Hill, Cold Harbour Lane, Lilford Road and Brixton Road.
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Opening Times (Ward 2 - Ruskin Unit Visiting Times)

  • Monday 14:00 - 17:00.
  • Monday 18:00 - 20:00.
  • Tuesday 14:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 18:00 - 20:00.
  • Wednesday 14:00 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 18:00 - 20:00.
  • Thursday 14:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 14:00 - 20:00.
  • Thursday 18:00 - 20:00.
  • Friday 14:00 - 20:00.
  • Friday 18:00 - 20:00.
  • Saturday 14:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 18:00 - 20:00.
  • Sunday 14:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 18:00 - 20:00.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the borough.
  • This venue is situated in Southwark.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Denmark Hill.
  • The nearest underground station is Brixton.

Parking (Main Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located true.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 400cm x 350cm (13ft 1in x 11ft 6in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 38m (41yd 1ft) from the main entrance, using the ramp.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 48m (52yd 1ft) from the main entrance, using the ramp.
    • 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 between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located to the left of the main entrance.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • There is not tactile paving on the dropped kerb.
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    • The Blue Badge bays are located outside the Main Entrance Building, separate from the main pay and display section of the car park.
    • Blue Badge parking is limited to two hours.
    • Blue Badge holders can refund parking vouchers at the main reception.
    • Each of the bays has a lockable post which is opened by a member of the reception staff on request.
    • Reception can be contacted on 020 3228 2135.
    • Visitors may wait in the drop-off area whilst waiting for staff.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 165cm (5ft) 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 116cm (3ft) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The outer door is operated by staff security fob or by the reception of the department contacted via the intercom.
    • There is not a button to contact the BRC marked on this intercom.
    • The second door is operated automatically by movement sensor.
    • Both doors are operated by movement sensor to exit the building.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right of the main entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located to the left of the main entrance.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There is a handrail to both sides of the ramp.
    • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the stairs.

Level Change (Main Corridor Internal Ramp)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in the main corridor, between the reception and the wards/ services.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Outside Access (Aubrey Lewis House Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the far end of the main corridor, 3m from the rear entrance.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 162cm (5ft 4in).

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • The stairs are located to the left after the Aubrey Lewis House entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 4m from the Aubrey Lewis House entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The lift overcomes the stairs.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the lobby after the first entrance doors to Aubrey Lewis House.
  • The lift is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Aubrey Lewis House Entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 115cm (3ft 9in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 135cm x 240cm (4ft 5in x 7ft 10in).
  • 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • Visitors must be accompanied by a member of staff with a key to use the lift.
    • Visitors will need to telephone the ward to request assistance.

Outside Access (Ward 2 Entrance - Ruskin Unit)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor of Aubrey Lewis House, 4m from the lift.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
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    • The wards were not surveyed.
    • Outside of the wards, the nearest fully accessible toilets are located in the Main Entrance Building on the lower ground floor (by the platform lift) or the first floor (by the lift).
    • Both toilets are over 50m away.
    • Please see the Main Entrance Building Guide for further details.

Standard Toilet(s)

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 normally on duty.
  • Staff are trained to BSL level (unknown at time of research).
  • There are mobility aids available.
  • The mobility aids available include mobile hoists, wheelchairs, shower chairs, commodes, walking sticks, walking frames, hoist slings and adjustable beds.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact reception.
  • Comments View
    • Hearing Loops are available on request.
    • Interpreters are available on request.
    • There are a number of policies specifically relating to safeguarding of vulnerable adults and children, as well as infection control policies.
    • Please contact the health and safety clinical advisors for further information on the hospital.
    • There is a cashpoint within King's Hospital, 100m from the main reception.