Lambeth hospital is changing – share your views by 31 May

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A public consultation is taking place on proposals to improve adult inpatient mental A few weeks remain to give your feedback in a public consultation about improving the adult inpatient mental health services in Lambeth.

The 12-week consultation, which ends on 31 May, is being led by NHS South East London Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS SEL CCG) supported by South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, and is seeking people’s views on a proposal to move the old inpatient mental health wards at Lambeth Hospital to new, purpose-built facilities at the Maudsley Hospital, in Denmark Hill, less than three miles away.

Before the consultation closes two public online discussion events are taking place to give people an opportunity to find out more about the proposals, share their views and suggestions. The events are taking place from 5pm to 6pm on Wednesday 20 May and Thursday 21 May (supported by Black Thrive). Register to attend by emailing

Alternatively information about the proposals including a short film with a virtual tour of the proposed new building and a link to the online survey, can be found on the consultation webpage:

The proposals, aim to:

  • Provide a modern, safe and therapeutic environment for service users by moving four wards and a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) from out-dated, poor quality wards in Lambeth Hospital to safer, more modern wards in a new purpose-built building at the Maudsley Hospital, less than three miles away.
  • Give patients the privacy and dignity they deserve and to 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.
  • Improve staff morale, recruitment and retention by creating a better working environment.

Before a decision is made, NHS SEL CCG wants to know whether you agree with the proposed move, what benefits you think the proposal could have and what concerns you have. Do you have any other solutions or alternative options that you think should be considered? Do you think the proposal might affect some individuals and groups more than others?

If you are unable to attend one of the online events but would welcome a conversation or more information you can also email or call the consultation team by freephone.

The consultation is running for 12 weeks from 4 March until 31 May 2020.

For more information about the consultation and to share your views:


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