The ward has 14 beds in total.
The service is dementia friendly and incorporates the latest dementia friendly signs and decor to ensure that our patients group stay is as therapeutic as possible.
We have an excellent reputation for being able to meet complex mental health and physical need of our service user population - in the case of physical needs we do this by having an enhanced General Practitioner contract with our local GP service. This includes a visit from a GP once a week and a visit from a clinical nurse specialist twice a week. We also employ our own physical health nurses who look after the physical wellbeing of all our patients.
Each unit has two communal lounge/dining area and ladies only lounge, a range of ensuite bedrooms, communal bathrooms and toilets, as well as access to extensive, secure fenced-off garden area which includes patio area.
The hospital follows the relevant standards of the NSF for older people:
1) Rooting out age discrimination
2) Person-centred care
3) Mental health in older people
4) The promotion of health and active life in older age
We have an excellent track record of delivering safe and effective care for older male and female patient's detained under Section 37, Section 37/41 and Section 47/49 with specialist forensic occupational health input, Clinical psychology and primary health care to manage co-morbid physical health problems which can also adversely affect patients mental health.
John Munroe Hospital