Acute Inpatient Services

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Our Acute Inpatient Services are primarily for people of working age who have been assessed via the Crisis Assessment Services as individuals who require assessment and treatment.  However the service is flexible and can admit other service users dependent upon their needs.

People who are admitted to our Acute Inpatient wards at the Becklin Centre and Newsam Centre have complex and acute mental health needs and associated risks which can only be managed in an inpatient ward. People staying on our wards may come in voluntarily or may be detained under the Mental Health Act.

The Acute Inpatient service has wards at two sites.

The Becklin Centre has two single sex male wards and two single sex female wards.

The Newsam Centre has one single sex male ward.

Treatment in the wards is given by staff from a range of health professions with the knowledge and skills to support people in crisis and at risk. Service users also have access to the Healthy Living Services such as dietetics, physiotherapy, stopping smoking and a gym, as well as a range of occupational therapies.

Information for Carers, Family and Friends

When the person you care for is admitted to hospital, it can be a challenging and difficult time. We want you to feel supported and remain involved with them as much as possible. We recognise that carers, family and friends can be important to our service users and their recovery, and with a service user’s consent, we will involve family and carers as much as possible in their care.

We will give you a leaflet with more information about the ward and the support available to you as a carer. Each ward has a dedicated Carers Champion who supports the ward team to promote the involvement of carers. We would like you to be involved in your family member/friend’s care as much as possible to ensure we are all working together to support your family member’s recovery.

When someone is admitted to one of our wards, we complete a ‘psychological formulation’. This helps us to understand the reasons why someone has become unwell, the things that can help them get better and keep well once they leave hospital.  We welcome any information from you that will help with the formulation. You will have insight and experience of your family member /friend which is helpful to us as we care for them.

We encourage you to be a member of our review meetings, but please be aware that this will be guided by your family member/friend’s wishes. There are weekly meetings to review the care provided and we hope that you can attend.

Attached is the carer information booklet.


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