Emmeline Ward – Acute Service for Women

Gender: Female

Age: 18+

Beds: 15

Emmeline Ward, our new 15 bed female emergency acute inpatient service, will provide a safe and stabilising environment for individuals who are experiencing an acute episode of mental illness and require an emergency admission. Emmeline Ward will be opening in Summer 2024.

The ethos of Emmeline Ward is to assess and treat women in the least restrictive environment and planning for discharge in a robust and timely fashion. With a focus on stabilisation, we support individuals to manage their mental health, reinforce daily living skills and prepare for independent life back in the community.

Our teams work closely and collaboratively with individuals, their families and the referrer to provide a seamless pathway from referral to discharge. Our approach is recovery focused and supported by a comprehensive multi-disciplinary team, contributing to shorter lengths of stay.

Our service user profile:

  • Women, aged 18+ years
  • Detained under the Mental Health Act or informal
  • Experiencing difficulties that present a risk to the well-being of themselves or others that cannot be treated in an open environment
  • Diagnoses may include:
    • Acute mental illness
    • Acute depressive illness
    • Psychosis
    • Schizophrenia
    • Bi-polar disorder
    • Personality disorder
    • Dual diagnosis
  • May present with co-morbid presentations:
    • Self-harm
    • Substance misuse issues

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