You may feel nervous or anxious about your admission into the unit, but we aim to make it as easy as possible for you. Here you will find out more about what you can expect and the support you will receive.
Before we admitted our first inpatients in January 2022 we managed to get into the building and produce this little video to give you a glimpse of what life is like at Red Kite View. All the people who appear in the video are staff and volunteers, so please forgive our acting skills.
What is Red Kite View?
Red Kite View is an inpatient unit for young people who have a variety of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety and eating disorders. This is currently an all female unit and the ages of people staying here ranges from 12-18 years old.
Your care here is planned and delivered by a multi-disciplinary team (MDT). This includes; doctors, nurses, health care support workers, an occupational therapist, social worker, drama therapist, activities coordinator, psychologist, family therapist and a dietician. We also have teaching staff who work here to ensure that you can still complete school work.
When you arrive
Most of our admissions are planned, which means that a health care professional will have already discussed admission with you and your family or carers before you arrive here.
When you do arrive a member of the team will greet you and bring you on to the inpatient unit where a nurse will ask you for some information so we can get to know you better. We’ll discuss your admission with you and you will be able to ask any questions you may have.
As part of your admission we will carry out a very basic physical examination. This isn’t anything to worry about and will be explained to you.
You will then be shown to your bedroom and given a tour. You’ll be introduced to other members of staff and other young people staying at Red Kite View.
Once admitted, you will be allocated a care team who will be the key point of contact for you and your family.
Click on the headings below to find out more about Red Kite View and what you can expect while staying here: