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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We have a number of temporary service changes in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. Temporary changes to our services.

Visiting

We have a range of information and advice here: Coronavirus information.

Care and treatment

staff member and patient in the Woodlands gardenWe complete a multi-disciplinary assessment of our patient’s physical, mental health and spiritual needs while they are on the ward and they are allocated a named nurse, who helps the them develop a person-centred care plan.

Multi-disciplinary team

Patients are under the care of a consultant psychiatrist and an associate doctor and are also allocated a named nurse and a nursing team, who will co-ordinate an individual plan of care.

Other professionals involved in assessing and planning care include an occupational therapist, physiotherapist, dietician, speech and language therapist, social worker, re-ablement worker and pharmacist.

All members of staff wear a name badge and some members of the team wear uniform.

Multi-disciplinary team review

Within the first few weeks of admission the multi-disciplinary team meet our patients to review the outcome of their assessments and subsequently plan their care and treatment.

Patients are included in this process and are welcome to invite a relative, a carer, friend or advocate to attend with them. This meeting takes place each week and monitors their progress.

Medication

When patients are admitted to hospital, we ask them about any medication they are currently taking. If they are prescribed any medication during their stay we give them choice to discuss the different options.

Patients are given written information on any prescribed medication and the opportunity to discuss this with a relevant member of the multi-disciplinary team, their carer or advocate.

A pharmacist is also available to discuss medication.

Discharge planning

Our aim is to support our patients in their recovery so they feel well enough to return home, or to supportive accommodation.

Patients needs and views are central to the process of discharge planning, and we discuss with them any help and support they require to meet their health and social care needs.

If a patient needs to be referred to a social worker to assess and provide support in then community the patient and their carers will be informed and invited to discuss this in the multi-disciplinary meetings.