We want you to get involved and have your say about our services. As a mental health trust, putting the public, patients and carers at the centre of our plans and getting their input is very important to us.
When plans are being considered about our services, we want to hear what you have to say so that your views are integral in helping us make decisions about services.
Information will be available in this section of the website where you can find out about consultations and engagement opportunities.
Today, one in eight children and young people are estimated to have a mental health disorder and half of adult mental health difficulties begin before the age of 15.
Our vision is a world in which every child enters adulthood with good mental health, which is why we want to share our proposals with you for our ground-breaking new £65m centre for children and young people.
The new centre will bring together, under one roof, the world’s leading experts in mental health research and clinical care from South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London. By working closely together, experts from these organisations will collaborate on ground-breaking research to better understand the causes of mental ill health and intervene early.
Our aim is ambitious but achievable. Through this new centre we want to halve the time it takes to find new treatments to help children and young people with mental health diffuclties.
The proposed new child-friendly building will include state of the art research and inpatient facilities including therapy spaces, a new home for the Bethlem and Maudsley Hospital School and community areas for families to come together.
The ambition is for the new centre to become a national beacon of excellence that will transform lives and be the home of world class research.
If you would like to learn more about our plans for future mental health care for children and young people then please come to our public exhibition where you can see the diesng, meet the project team, ask questions and share your views with us.
The exhibition is taking place at The ORTUS Conferencing and Events Venue, 82 to 96 Grove Lane, Camberwell, SE5 8SN on:
• Thursday 13 February, 4pm to 8pm • Friday 14 February, 2pm to 5pm • Saturday 15 February, 10.30am to 2pm
This is the next step in the Trust’s vision to deliver world class mental health care for patients. The aim of this redevelopment is to release value from surplus estate at Lambeth Hospital to reinvest back into our current and future hospital and community facilities, while creating much needed new homes, for local people in Lambeth.
We are now in a position to move forward with proposals to redevelop the Lambeth Hospital site. This follows a public consultation and decision by NHS South East London Clinical Commissioning Group which will see the transformation of adult acute inpatient mental health wards for Lambeth residents with facilities moved to a new fit-for-purpose building at the Maudsley Hospital, in Denmark Hill. You can find out more information about this new building at Maudsley Hospital by clicking here.
In contrast to some other NHS Trusts in the country, most of our hospital buildings are old and in poor condition. Around 60% were built over 30 years ago. To ensure the safety and quality of our mental health services for the people and communities we serve, there is an urgent need to improve our mental health hospital facilities.
There is little money available to make the improvements needed. We therefore need to use the proceeds from our surplus estate at Lambeth Hospital to invest back into our other current and future hospital and community facilities.
Then the process of modernising our inpatient facilities for patients, service users, their carers, friends and families and also our staff in Southwark, Lambeth, Lewisham and Croydon, can begin. This has been agreed as the most practical and economically sustainable way forward. The proposed redevelopment of Lambeth Hospital is an important step in our vision to transform our inpatient facilities and create buildings fit to deliver world class mental health care in the 21st century - modernised, high quality, inpatient and community facilities.
We recognise there are sensitivities around the use of surplus NHS land. This is why we are actively looking at ways we can retain an interest in the site for the long term, while securing the essential capital we need to fund the development of vital new facilities for patients and service users.
Contact us We would like to hear your views and look forward to hearing from you.
You can share your feedback by either emailing firstname.lastname@example.org calling our freephone line on 0800 307 7650 or writing to our freepost address:
Freepost RTZX-GRSR-BLXR Lambeth Hospital Consultation London Communications Agency 8th Floor Berkshire House 168-173 High Holborn London WC1V 7AA
All consultation materials are available on this consultation page, if you would like a translated or paper version we are happy to provide, please do get in touch with a member of the team to request this.
Green light given to transform inpatient mental health facilities for Lambeth patients
NHS leaders have approved plans which will see the transformation of adult acute inpatient mental health wards for Lambeth residents with facilities moved to a new, fit-for-purpose building at the Maudsley Hospital, in Denmark Hill.
The decision means that acute adult inpatient services including four specialist wards and a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), can move from out-of-date, poor quality facilities at Lambeth Hospital, in Landor Road, to a safer, more modern, purpose-built facility at the Maudsley Hospital.
The consultation, which took place from 4 March to 31 May 2020, received 235 responses via a survey, online discussions, focus groups and other meetings with key groups and the public. This followed eight months of pre-consultation engagement by SEL CCG and the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust with service users, carers, staff and stakeholders.
The majority (84%) of all respondents agreed there was a clear need to make changes to inpatient wards at Lambeth Hospital. The majority (64%) of all respondents also said they were supportive of relocating inpatient beds and services to the Maudsley Hospital site.
A number of issues were raised, including travel and access to the Maudsley, the importance of having a culturally appropriate inpatient care model and the need for ongoing engagement as the plans are implemented. These have informed the recommendations which will be taken forward by South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
The consultation findings and recommendations were shared with the Lambeth Together Strategic Board and the Lambeth and Southwark Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee, so that they could give their comments and indicate their support for the proposals before a final decision was made.
The redevelopment of Douglas Bennett House, on the Maudsley Hospital site, has been designed by specialist mental health architects and developed over many years following input and feedback from staff, service users, carers and regulators. The new building will give patients the privacy, dignity and therapeutic environment and will meet national standards by making all wards single-sex, with en-suite bathrooms in all bedrooms, direct unsupervised access to large outdoor balconies and fresh air, family rooms and a multi-faith space. It is hoped that it will improve staff morale, recruitment and retention by creating a better working environment.
A number of other options including refurbishing the existing site, rebuilding on the existing site and rebuilding elsewhere in Lambeth were also considered. These options were not taken forward to public consultation because this would have meant relocating services during construction, causing major disruption for many years and would have needed additional funding of around £30m, making it unsustainable and unrealistic. A planning consultation with the public about the future use of Lambeth Hospital site will be carried out by the Trust this summer.
Welcoming the decision, Dr Adrian Mclachlan, GP Clinical Lead for Lambeth at NHS South East London Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “This was a hugely important decision to urgently improve the facilities for our patients in Lambeth. It forms a vital part of our wide-reaching plans to improve mental healthcare including community and home-based services and ensure that our patients receive the most appropriate care in the most appropriate setting, with buildings and facilities they and our NHS staff deserve.
Dr Di Aitken, GP Clinical Lead for Lambeth at NHS South East London Clinical Commissioning Group said: “Thank you to everyone who shared their views with us which has helped our decision-making and informed a number of recommendations which will be progressed as part of the next phase of planning by the Trust. We have listened closely to patients and carers, staff and the wider community and believe these proposals will deliver the best quality mental health care for service users in Lambeth.”
David Bradley Chief Executive at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, said: “This is a significant and exciting step forward in our vision to transform inpatient facilities and create a modern, fit for purpose, therapeutic environment which our patients deserve so we can deliver world class mental healthcare in the 21st century.
“We would like to thank everyone who took part in the consultation. There is clear support for this vital improvement and we have listened to the feedback and are already developing plans to address some of the issues raised and will ensure we continue to engage on our plans as the project moves forward.”
Proposal to improve two adult inpatient mental health wards – the Lishman Unit and the Eating Disorders Unit – moving them from their current home at the Bethlem Royal Hospital into a new, fit-for-purpose building at the Maudsley Hospital, in Denmark Hill.
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust provides the widest range of services in the UK for people with mental health problems or an addiction to drugs or alcohol.
In contrast to some other NHS trusts in the country, most of our hospital buildings are old and in poor condition and do not reflect our world-leading approach.
Two of these national specialist services that greatly need updating are:
the inpatient Eating Disorders Unit and rehabilitation service (EDU); internationally renowned for its research and at the forefront of treatment development
the Lishman Unit, a national specialist inpatient ward for neuropsychiatry and brain injury
Both units are currently based at Bethlem Royal Hospital in Bromley. They were built more than 30 years ago, before modern mental health building design guidance was released which recommends en-suite bathrooms, social and family space and direct access to outside space. This has been raised as a pressing issue by service users, families and staff as well as by regulators such as the Care Quality Commission, whose role it is to monitor the quality of services.
The key issues with the current wards include:
old, run-down facilities which do not promote a healthy, healing environment
small bedrooms, none of which have their own en suite bathrooms, and not enough assisted bathroom facilities available
lines of sight for staff looking after service users are poor – this is particularly important to keep service users safe
no unsupervised access to outdoor space and fresh air
the environment is very cramped for service users and staff, with no purpose-designed facilities for family visits or therapeutic activities
To ensure the safety and quality of our services for service users, there is an urgent need to improve the inpatient accommodation.
A new high-quality inpatient facility at the Maudsley Hospital
We are currently consulting on a proposal to develop new services on the Maudsley Hospital site in Southwark, replacing the old Douglas Bennett House.
The new, purpose-built building gives us the opportunity to include brand new, specially designed wards for EDU and the Lishman Unit, using all of the latest principles of healthcare design, providing a modern, safe and therapeutic environment for service users.
Maudsley Hospital is in a central south London location, eight miles north of the Bethlem Royal Hospital, in TfL Zone 2. It is less than five minutes’ walk from Denmark Hill train station, which is on Thameslink and Southeastern national rail lines, and the London Overground. The hospital is located between the popular hubs of Brixton, Peckham and Camberwell, and serviced by sixteen bus routes.
Following this engagement and if a wider consultation about proposals to move services to the Maudsley Hospital site is agreed, the relocation of the units would be expected to take place in 2022/23.
Benefits of the proposed move include:
purpose-built, specially configured wards, designed for service users’ needs
individual, en suite bathrooms for all bedrooms and more assisted bathrooms available
direct, unsupervised access to large balconies, a roof garden or courtyards landscaped with trees, seating and raised beds for therapeutic gardening
direct views across the wards for staff to observe service users for their safety
specifically allocated private office and lounge spaces for staff
amore therapeutic environment with access to a range of therapy and treatment rooms, quiet rooms, family rooms and multifaith spaces
The wards would be located next to the existing outpatient service and day care unit on the Maudsley Hospital site and close to the acute physical healthcare services at King’s College Hospital allowing for better access to services for patients, and collaborative, multidisciplinary working for staff.
The building would be more energy efficient and needs less maintenance.
Image: Proposed look of new patient bedroom
We want your views
Engagement will run for six weeks from 4 May until 14 June 2020.
What benefits do you think there are and what concerns do you have? Do you have any other solutions or alternative options that you think we should consider? Do you think the proposal might affect some individuals and groups more than others?
Transforming Mapother House, the Michael Rutter Centre and the Professorial Building into new affordable homes.
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust are proposing to redevelop Mapother House, the Michael Rutter Centre and the Professorial Building, on De Crespigny Park.
Below you will find more about the project and the Trust’s vision for the Maudsley Hospital site, and can view proposals to deliver new homes for Southwark on soon-to-be surplus estate and provide feedback.
These proposals will enable us to deliver our vision to transform our impatient facilities and deliver world class mental health care in the 21st century, benefiting the people and communities we serve.
Built in the 1930s, Mapother House, the Michael Rutter Centre and the Professorial Building are located on the edge of the Maudsley Hospital site, on De Crespigny Park Road. They are currently home to many of our child and adolescent mental health services. (CAMHS)
The buildings are no longer fit for purpose and do not provide the therapeutic and modern environment we need to provide for our patients and clinical teams.
Our vision is to relocate these services into new and improved other facilities including the Pears Maudsley Centre for Children and Young People, leaving the CAMHS buildings surplus to future requirements.
The Trust has an opportunity to release value from some of the land we own, deliver much needed new homes, and invest this funding back into facilities. The process of modernising our inpatient facilities for patients, service users, their carers, friends and families and also our staff in Southwark, Lambeth, Lewisham and Croydon, can then continue.
Planning Consultation We want to get our new building development proposals right and are committed to working with our patients, staff and local communities to develop them further. This July we launched a planning consultation seeking views on our vision to redevelop the three soon-to-be surplus buildings.
Contact us We would like to hear your views and look forward to hearing from you. You can share your feedback by either emailing email@example.com , calling our freephone line on 0800 307 7546 or writing to our freepost address:
Freepost RTZX-GRSR-BLXR Mapother House and MRC Consultation London Communications Agency 8th Floor Berkshire House 168-173 High Holborn London WC1V 7AA
All consultation materials are available on this consultation page. If you would like a translated or paper version we are happy to provide, please do get in touch with a member of the team to request this.