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Commissioning arrangements

Coral Lodge entranceAt Coral Lodge we strive to provide a high quality service, which achieves excellent outcomes in the most efficient way.

Our competitive tariff covers our whole package of care, and there are no hidden costs.

We have effective governance arrangements in pace and adhere to all regulatory and legislative requirements, including those of the Mental Health Act, Mental Capacity Act and Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA).

We respond appropriately to the diversity of everyone admitted to Coral Lodge, paying attention to each of the Equality Act protected characteristics.

We have appropriate safeguarding policies and procedures in place in consideration of children and vulnerable adults.

Within one week of receiving your referral at Coral Lodge we will arrange for a member of the multi-disciplinary team to contact you to arrange a date to begin the assessment.


  • We ensure the skill mix of the assessing team reflects the emerging clinical profile, and in the case of patients whose first language is not English, we will make arrangements for an interpreter to be present
  •  We offer the patient the opportunity to have an advocate or carer present at their assessment
  •  Our assessments are face to face with the patient using the FACE risk assessment/management took, HONOS and the Recovery Star self-assessment. The BAME Recovery Star will be used if this is indicated by the patient’s cultural needs
  •  We review the referrer’s case notes and assessment, and the assessors will speak to the key staff involved in the patient’s care
  •  On the basis of this assessment, a report is written by the assessors and the outcome is discussed with the multi-disciplinary panel at the referral meeting
  •  A copy of this report is sent to the referrer
  •  If it is appropriate to transfer or admit the patient to our service:
      •  If a bed is available at Coral Lodge we will make arrangements to transfer the patient as soon as is practically possible, based on their needs and legal status i.e. requirement for Ministry of Justice approval
      • If a bed is not available at Coral Lodge, we will place the patient on our waiting list, or discuss the possibility of a suitable alternative placement with you
      •  If the patient is not appropriate for admission a comprehensive assessment will be sent to the referrer with reasons why not they were not felt to appropriate for our service.

 Who can refer?

The following service commissioners are welcome to refer to us:

  •  Clinical commissioning groups
  • Medium/Low secure care, within the NHS and independent sector
  • Prisons
  • Acute admissions, psychiatric intensive care units (PICUs) etc.

 Patient criteria

  • Male only
  • Aged between 18 and 65
  • Are detained under a section of the Mental Health Act 1983
  • Do not present a grave or immediate risk to others, but can present with immediate risk to self
  • There are significant risks in relation to mental disorder or short-term risk/symptoms regarding stabilisation
  • Do not have a primary diagnosis of personality disorder
  • Patients who require support with managing:
  • Aggression
  • Absconding
  • Challenging behaviour

 How to refer

Download our referral form at:

Referrals are accepted in writing, by fax or by email. Any enquiries prior to referral can be made to Ward Manager Susan Halder.

Where to send your referral

Please address your referral to Susan Halder, Ward Manager, Coral Lodge, Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust, Catherine’s Close, Tickhill Road Site, Weston Road, Doncaster DN4 8QN

Tel (01302) 796774; fax (01302) 798478; email

Other useful information to include:

  • Recent psychiatric reports
  • Recent psychological reports
  • Latest risk assessment.

 Need more information?

Please follow this link, or click on the image below to download our latest brochure.

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