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Snowsfields Adolescent Unit Ward

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

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Snowsfields Adolecsent Unit is an in-patient unit for young people.
    • The ward is located on the ground floor or Mapother House.
    • The interior of the ward was not surveyed.
    • Patients also use the education and leisure spaces linked to the unit on the second floor.
    • Please see the guide to Snowsfields Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) for more details.

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

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 (Mapother House Staff / Blue Badge Parking)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • 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.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • 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.

Outside Access (Ward Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the main corridor, after the third set of doors.
  • 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) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 62cm (2ft).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 62cm (2ft).
  • Comments View
    • The intercom is 149cm high.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 17:30 - 20:30.
    • Tuesday 17:30 - 20:30.
    • Wednesday 17:30 - 20:30.
    • Thursday 17:30 - 20:30.
    • Friday 17:30 - 20:30.
    • Saturday 10:30 - 20:30.
    • Sunday 10:30 - 20:30.

Accessible Toilet

  • The ward was not surveyed and it is not known whether there are accessible toilets.
  • There is an accessible toilet in the Snowsfields Unit on the second floor. Please see the guide for more details.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • As the ward was not surveyed details of the toilets on the ward are not known.
  • There are standard toilets in the main corridor of Mapother House.
  • Please see the building guide for more 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.