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Mapother House

Maudsley Hospital, De Crespigny Park, London, SE5 8AZ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Snowsfield Adolescent Unit and Multi Disciplinary Team, Southwark CAMHS, Chronic Fatigue Clinic, Pshychosexual Service, Cedar House Day Nursery, Biomedical Research Centre Nucleus.
  • Comments View
    • Mapother House is a detached hospital building with its entrance off De Crespigny Park.

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

  • Each of the services within the building has its own pattern of opening. Please see the individual service guides for more details.

Parking (Mapother House Staff / Blue Badge Parking)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 200cm x 400cm (6ft x 13ft).
    • The nearest designated bay is 13m (14yd 8in) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 30m (32yd 2ft) 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 / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Although this car park is intended for staff and Blue Badge holders, it is not monitored and the Blue Badge bays are generally used by non-Blue Badge holders.
    • At the time of our visit (January 2014) there were proposals to install barriers to the car park to restrict usage to staff only and the number of Blue Badge bays may change.
    • There are two public on-street Blue Badge bays on De Crespigny Park near the junction with Denmark Hill.
    • The bays are 200 x 500 cm.
    • Other parking bays on the street are pay and display.
    • It is approximately 100m from Mapother House to the main hospital car park general parking area.
    • It is over 200m from the Blue Badge bays in the main car park to Mapother House.

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 and after the second doors.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • 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 2 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 the right going up.

Inside Access

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

Other Floors (Main Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • The stairs are located to the right of the entrance foyer.
    • The stairs are approximately 5m from the main entrance.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Lift (Front Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left of the main entrance corridor.
  • The lift is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 117cm x 215cm (3ft 10in x 7ft 1in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not 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 not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • This lift can be used to access all service except for the level access route to Southwark CAMHS on level 1A. Please use the rear lift for this service.
    • At the time of our visit (March 2017) this lift was temporarily out of service.
    • The rear lift can be used as an alternative.

Lift (Rear Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left after the third set of doors from the main entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-1A-2.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 124cm (4ft 1in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 150cm x 220cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 3in).
  • There is not 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 not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The highest button is 138cm.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • On level 1A (for Southwark CAMHS) there is a separate rear exit from the lift.
    • On the other floors entry and exit is through the same door.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are no accessible toilets within the general circulation areas of the building.
  • There are accessible toilets within each of the services. Please see the individual service guides for more details.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the ground floor main corridor.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall mounted grab rails is not available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located on the first floor.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • This is by lift.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall mounted grab rails is not available.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

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.