There are two lounges, a garden area, communal toilets and bathrooms, with all patients’ bedrooms having en-suite facilities. The hospital is located on the outskirts of the town of Leek and provides immediate access to town facilities for those patients who wish to access the community independently or with assistance.
As well meeting the mental health needs of our patient group, we have an excellent reputation for being able to meet the complex physicaln health needs as well. In order to do this we have an enahnced contract with our local GP service, this includes a visit from a GP every Tuesday (where they do a ward round) and a visit from a clinical nurse specialist every friday. We also employ our own registered general nurses, who ensure the physical health needs of all our patient group are met.
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
Edith Shaw Hospital