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TypeAdult Inpatient PICU
Some patients with mental health problems are unwell and need intensive treatment and support as an inpatient. We provide this can in our psychiatric intensive care units (PICUs), Marina Ward based at Berrywood Hospital, and our female-only unit Shearwater PICU based at the Welland Centre. The units offer a stable environment for recovery.
A key worker is assigned to plan the patient's care from admission through to leaving the ward whilst a nurse who will manage the patient's care when the key worker is not available.
Who is this service for? Adults with acute mental health problems.
How to access this service: The Urgent Care and Assessment Team manages all referrals for hospital admission. Marina Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit will only accept referrals for service users detained under the mental health act for assessment and treatment. Referrals to this service will come from the Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP) service and the other adult inpatient wards. Referrals will also come to the Community Forensic Team and the criminal justice system including the courts and prison system. The ward does not accept self-referrals or referrals from family.
Contacting us and opening hours
Telephone: 01604 685445
The Welland Centre
St Mary's Hospital
Telephone: 0300 777 0003
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We know that quitting smoking reduces your chances of heart disease and lung cancer as well as improves your sense of taste, makes your skin look younger and reduces stress. That is why we are proud to be smokefree.
Remember smoking is not allowed anywhere, on any NHFT sites.
If you are an inpatient please speak to your ward matron about options for nicotine replacement. All other users (whether service user, visitors or staff) must go offsite if they wish to smoke.
What matters to you when you are looking for out of area PICU beds;
- the standard of care?
- a single-sex environment?
- NHS recovery-focused care?
- the location?
- how quickly you will get a decision?
- continued involvement in your service users' care?
- the cost?
Here at NHFT we are committed to making a difference in the live of our services users, patients and carers.
Our single-sex PICUs are staffed by a multidisciplinary team, which includes the provision of Occupational Therapy and Psychological Therapy. The ward routine is structured to support engagement with the treatment, activity and wellbeing programme and is responsive in meeting the individual needs of service users, with a focus on recovery. We maintain close links with you and have a proactive approach to supporting discharge or transfer.
Based in centrally located Northamptonshire, we provide NHS care in a modern environment. As a Trust, we have officially been rated as GOOD by the CQC and OUTSTANDING for care.
Our beds are competitively priced and we aim to respond to a telephone request for an admission within an hour of receiving the call.
Please contact the team for current bed availability.