- Contacting us and opening hours
- Car parking
- Accessibility Information
- Proud to be smokefree
TypeAdult Inpatient PICU
Inpatient care allows us to closely monitor our patients and ensure that they are receiving everything they need for their mental and physical wellbeing.
Shearwater Ward PICU (Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit) is a 7 bedded all female admission and assessment ward. Shearwater ward takes transfers from Sandpiper Ward. Shearwater PICU is staffed by a multidisciplinary team, which includes the provision of occupational therapy and psychological therapy. The ward is structured to support engagement and treatment, activity and wellbeing programme and is responsive in meeting the needs of the service users, with a focus on recovery.
Visit our Adult Inpatients Acute service overview page for more information on this service and referral details.
AddressShearwater PICU, St Mary’s Hospital, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN15 7PW
Contacting us and opening hours
St Mary’s Hospital
Telephone: 0300 777 0003
Mon-Sun: 24 hours
There is free onsite car parking at St Mary's Hospital. Please note this can be extremely limited at busy times.
There is also a Pay and Display car park situated on London Road (next to the swimming pool) which is a 5 minute walk away from the hospital.
Opening times and charges are as follows:
Monday to Friday – 9:00am to 6pm £1.50 for 2 hours, £3.00 for 3 hours, £6.00 over 3 hours. Please note the car park is not owned or operated by Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.
Proud to be smokefree
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.