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Eileen Skellern House Ward 1

Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, London, SE5 8AZ

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Eileen Skellern House is a three storey ward block linked to the Main Entrance Building. .
    • It is entered from the main corridor of the Main Entrance Building. .
    • Ward 1 is a women's psychiatric intensive care ward. The wards were not surveyed.
    • Ward 1 is located on the ground floor of Eileen Skellern 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.
  • Useful Links View

Opening Times (Eileen Skellern Ward 1 Visiting Times)

  • Monday 19:00 - 20:45.
  • Tuesday 19:00 - 20:45.
  • Wednesday 19:00 - 20:45.
  • Thursday 19:00 - 20:45.
  • Friday 19:00 - 20:45.
  • Saturday 14:00 - 16:00.
  • Saturday 19:00 - 20:45.
  • Sunday 14:00 - 16:00.
  • Sunday 19:00 - 20:45.
  • Comments View
    • Visiting may also be possible outside of these times by arrangement. Please contact the ward direct.
    • Tel: 020 3228 2070/ 020 3228 2071
    • Fax: 020 3228 5005.

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.
  • 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.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • 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 door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 148cm (4ft 10in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 163cm (5ft 4in).
  • Comments View
    • The automatic doors are operated by movement sensor, or may be held open.
    • The intercom is 130cm high.
    • It is only used outside of normal hours if the outer doors are closed.

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 (Eileen Skellern House Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the main corridor of the Main Entrance Building, 55m from the main entrance.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in).

Outside Access (Eileen Skellern Ward 1)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor of Eileen Skellern House.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • There is an intercom at this entrance.
  • The intercom is 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 (with a locked extension leaf).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).

Ward

  • Ward Information View
    • This is a/an Psychiatric Intensive Care ward.
    • This is a female ward.
    • There is/are 0 bay(s) available.
    • There is/are 12 side room(s) available.
    • There is/are 12 bed(s) on this ward in total.
  • Ward Access View
    • There is a/are door(s) leading into the ward.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There is not a hand sanitiser.
    • There is level access throughout the ward.
    • There is clear signage on the ward.
    • The type of flooring is vinyl/laminate.
    • There is some flooring on the ward which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Reception/Nurses' Station View
    • There is not a hearing assistance system available at the desk.
  • Relatives' Room View
    • There is a relatives' room for the ward.
    • The width of the door opening into the relatives' room is over 75cm.
    • There is a clear turning space in the relatives' room.
    • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests available within the relatives' room.
  • Example Side Room View
    • There is one side room available with an accessible ensuite.
    • The side room surveyed does not have an accessible ensuite.
    • The width of the door opening into the side room is over 75cm.
    • The side room surveyed does not have a ceiling track hoist.
    • There is room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre around the bed.
    • Bedside storage is not available.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and the floor in the side room is good.
    • The lighting levels in the side room are good.
    • The width of the door opening into the ensuite is under 75cm.
    • There is a clear unobstructed turning space within the ensuite.
    • The fixtures/facilities available in the ensuite include; a wheel in shower, a toilet and a wash basin.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and the floor in the ensuite is good.
    • The lighting levels in the ensuite are bright.
  • Ward Features and Patient Facilities View
    • A hearing assistance system is not available on the ward.
    • The ward does not play background music.
    • There is not a chair with armrests on both sides.
    • A mobile hoist is not available on the ward.
  • Visitor Facilities View
    • There are no accessible toilet facilities on the ward for visitors.
    • Accessible toilet facilities for visitors are located in the corridor outside of the ward.
    • There are no standard toilet facilities on the ward for visitors.
    • Standard toilet facilities for visitors are located in the corridor outside of the ward.
  • Visiting Times View
    • There are set visiting times for the ward.
    • Visiting times are 19:00 to 20:30 Monday to Friday, 14:00 to 16:00 and 19:00 to 20:30 weekends and bank holidays. Only 2 visitors per patient.
    • Protected meal times are between 10:00 to 11:00, 13:00 to 14:00 and 16:30 to 17:30.
  • Comments View
    • There is no desk at the nurses station. Visitors need to buzz in using the intercom and a member of staff will speak to them in the corridor outside of the nurses station. There are seats with no armrests at the nurses station.

Washroom

  • Washroom Details View
    • The washroom surveyed has a wheel in shower, a bath, a toilet and a wash basin.
    • There is/are 5 washroom(s) of this type in the unit.
    • The washroom surveyed is located to the rear of the unit.
    • The washroom surveyed is approximately 20m from the ward entrance.
    • There is step free access to the washroom surveyed once inside the unit.
    • This washroom is female.
    • There is pictorial and written or text signage on or near the washroom door.
    • The washroom door(s) open(s) outwards.
    • The door(s) is/are locked by a twist lock.
    • The door(s) is/are light to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 91cm (2ft 12in).
    • The dimensions of the washroom are 300cm x 280cm (9ft 10in x 9ft 2in).
    • The washroom does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • There is not an emergency pull cord alarm.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the washroom.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wash basin is 76cm.
    • There are no wall-mounted grab rails for the wash basin.
    • The tap type is push. It is not a mixer tap.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The height of the hand dryer is 90cm.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • The washroom has a non-slip floor.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • The toilet has a wall which can act as a back rest.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • There is no dropdown rail for the toilet.
    • There are no wall-mounted grab rails for the toilet.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 115cm.
    • There is not a colostomy changing shelf for standing users next to the toilet.
  • Shower Details View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The shower head height is fixed.
    • The height of the shower head is 190cm (6ft 3in).
    • The shower control type is push.
    • There is no seat for the shower.
    • There are not wall-mounted grab rails available for the shower.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The colour contrast between the external washroom door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal washroom door and wall is poor.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the washroom floor and walls is good.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest fully accessible toilets to the service are located on the lower ground floor, off the reception area (using a platform lift), or on the first floor (by lift). Both toilets are approximately 30m from the service.
  • Please see the guide to the Main Entrance Building for full details.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilets to the service are located off the main corridor, approximately 15m from the service entrance.
  • Please see the guide to the Main Entrance Building for further details.

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.

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