We have worked with AccessAble to provide detailed information for all of our departments, wards and services at Guy’s Hospital, St Thomas’ Hospital, and Evelina London Children’s Hospital.
Patients, visitors and staff can use the guide to find a whole range of accessibility information, such as where a department is located in relation to the main entrance, where car parking spaces are located, whether there are lifts to access other floors, whether a hearing loop is fitted at reception, information about accessible toilets and much more.
The guides are available online at the AccessAble website for:
St Thomas’ Hospital
Evelina London Children’s Hospital
This accessibility statement applies to https://guysandstthomasprivatehealthcare.co.uk/.
This website is run by Guy’s and St Thomas’ Private Healthcare, which is part of Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust. We want as many people as possible to be able to use this website. For example, that means you should be able to:
- change colours, contrast levels and fonts using browser functionality
- zoom in up to 400% without horizontal scrolling
- navigate the website using just a keyboard
- navigate the website using speech recognition software
- interact with the website using a screen reader
AbilityNet has advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability.
Most of the website should be accessible. However, we know that parts of this website are not fully accessible:
- documents in PDF format are not accessible to screen readers
- some pages have text that overlaps with other content when adjusted
- when the language of the website is changed to Arabic, the English content on the page is also defined as Arabic
- the search box’s autosuggest feature is not available to screen readers
How to request content in an accessible format
If you need information on this website in a different format please call our customer service team on 020 7188 5197 or email email@example.com
We aim to respond to all reasonable requests for accessible information.
If you cannot view the map on our ‘contact us’ page, call or email us for directions.
Reporting accessibility problems with this website
We’re always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below.
The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.
- The structure of the content is not available to assistive technology which makes the content difficult to understand and navigate. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships).
- The reading order of the content is not always logical which means the content of some PDFs is difficult to understand when read out by text-to-speech software. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.3.1 (Info and Relationships).
- Images do not have text alternatives which means that some content is not available when using speech-to-text software. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.1.1 (Text Alternatives).
- The search box’s autosuggest functionality is not announced by screen readers. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 4.1.3 (Status Change).
- On some pages, when text spacing is adjusted, some content is unclear because it overlaps with other content. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 1.4.12 (Text Spacing).
- When the language of the website is changed to Arabic, the English content on the page is also defined as Arabic. This fails WCAG 2.1 success criterion 3.1.2 (Language of Parts).
What we’re doing to improve accessibility
We plan to identify and resolve as many of the issues above as possible by December 2020. Any new PDF documents and content we publish will meet accessibility standards.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). If you’re not happy with how we respond to your complaint, please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
Technical information about this website’s accessibility
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.
Preparation of this accessibility statement
This statement was prepared on 1 September 2020.
This website was last tested on 30 March 2020 by Nomensa who manually audited 11 pages against all level A and AA success criteria from Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.1. The approach to deciding on which sample of pages to test was based on the Website Accessibility Conformance Evaluation Methodology (WCAG-EM).