|South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust|
|Front of the Maudsley Hospital|
|Location||Denmark Hill, Southwark,, London, England, United Kingdom|
|Care system||Public NHS|
|Affiliated university||King's College London|
|Emergency department||Trust mental health staff in local Emergency Departments|
|Website||Trust home page|
|Lists||Hospitals in England|
The Maudsley Hospital in Denmark Hill, Camberwell, South London is unique as a psychiatric hospital in that it was always intended to be a centre of treatment and research rather than confinement and "asylum".
The hospital is part of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM), provider of an extensive portfolio of mental health services in the United Kingdom, and a research institute working in partnership with the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London.
The Maudsley dates from 1907, when Dr Henry Maudsley offered London County Council £30,000 (subsequently increased to £40,000) to help found a new mental hospital that would:
World War I intervened and the Hospital functioned as a war hospital, not actually opening as a mental health resource until 1923. It remains notable that a specific Act of Parliament had to be obtained (1915) to allow the institution to accept voluntary patients.
The Maudsley continues to provide in-patient and community mental health care to local people in Southwark and Lambeth and nationally across the UK. Sharing a site with the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London it is also a contributor to both psychiatric research and the training of mental health care staff. As part of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM) it also has close links with Bethlem Royal Hospital - the original "Bedlam".
SLaM is part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC) - in partnership with King's College London, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust and King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. King's Health Partners aims to promote health in mind and body (see www.londonsahsc.org). An AHSC is one of several terms which are used to describe an organisation which delivers both healthcare to patients and health-related science and research, usually with a well developed teaching and education role as well. This type of organisation is fairly common amongst the leading hospitals and universities around the world.