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South Wing

St Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London, SE1 7EH

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • The South Wing can be accessed from the North Wing and the East Wings.
    • Please see the separate guides for these buildings for more details.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the campus.
  • This venue is situated in the St Thomas' Campus.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is London Waterloo.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest underground station is Lambeth North.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • 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 8 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 480cm x 400cm (15ft 9in x 13ft 1in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 19m (21yd) from the side entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 44m (48yd) from the side entrance.
    • 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 block paving.
    • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • The patron does have to cross a road.
    • The road is generally quiet.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The area at the side of the building can also be used as a drop off point.
    • The main hospital car park can be accessed via the North Wing.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located opposite the Evelina Children's Hospital.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 156cm (5ft 1in) 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 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Side Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the steps.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right of the entrance as you face it.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 135cm (4ft 5in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 8 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located opposite the Prideaux building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open (no doors).
  • The door opening is 148cm (4ft 10in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is locked 20:00 - 06:00 every day.

Level Change (Rear Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left of the entrance as you face it.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located to the right of the entrance as you face it.
  • There is / are 7 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Outside Access (Internal Link from the North Wing)

  • This information is for the entrance located just past the North Wing lifts on the ground floor.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open (no doors).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are permanently held open.
    • The door opening is 210cm (6ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Internal Link from the North Wing)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the link.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Millennium Garden Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located from the garden area facing the river to the South Block close to the internal link from North Block.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically (towards you).
  • Second set of doors View
    • The automatic doors are push pad activated.
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door opening is 97cm (3ft 2in) wide.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically (towards you).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door opening is 97cm (3ft 2in) wide.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows the Central Hall, located on the ground floor of the wing.

Other Floors (Stairs B)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs access Blocks 5 and 6 of the wing.
    • There are 2 additional sets of Stairs, C and D.
    • Stairs C access Block 7 and Stairs D access Block 8.
    • These also access the fourth floor.

Lift (Lift B)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the main corridor.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1-2-3.
  • The lift is 55m (60yd) from internal link from the North Wing.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 131cm x 197cm (4ft 4in x 6ft 6in).
  • 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 have an audible announcer.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments View
    • Lift B is located between the side entrance and the link to the East Wing.
    • There are 2 further set of lifts, C (located off the centre of the main corridor) and D (by the rear entrance).
    • Lift C accesses the fourth floor.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 46m (50yd 11in) from the internal link from the North Wing.
    • The accessible toilet is located along the corridor leading to the Governors Hall Suite, opposite the Central Hall.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 169cm x 313cm (5ft 7in x 10ft 3in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 153cm (5ft).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The towel dispenser is 105cm (3ft 5in) high.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The toilet roll holder is 132cm (4ft 4in) high.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the sink is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilets are located on the ground floor by the Govenors Hall Suite.
    • The female and male toilets are 34m (37yd 7in) from the internal link from the North Wing.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Standard toilets are available throughout the wing, including in the Cancer Research area on the third floor of Block 8.
    • There are also standard toilets available in the Twin Research area, but these are accessed by 3 deep steps.

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 not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.