Adult Mental Health services provide individualised inpatient care across East Lancashire for people with severe and enduring mental health needs. The wards provide single sex accommodation and serve the age ranges of 18 to 65 years. Care is delivered on a needs led basis in the least restrictive way possible and is planned following a robust assessment of needs by a variety of professionals making up the Multi-Disciplinary Team involved in the patient's care. Therapeutic engagement is positively promoted in a safe environment by staff who receive support, development and training in the delivery of the services we provide. Families/carers and service users are actively encouraged and supported to be fully involved in the planning of the service user's recovery journey of which our service forms part of and in providing feedback as to how our services are responding to the required needs of our client group.
The wards form part of Step 5 services and well established interworking relationships with community teams and other agencies exist, which help facilitate care in the least restrictive environment for our service users and help with the facilitation of early discharge from the wards, to home or other appropriate service providers.
How to access the service
Any requests for beds are made through the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) who provide a gatekeeping service to the wards. We do not accept referrals from the public.
Where the service is provided and how to contact us
Calder Ward Tel: 01254 226125
Dunsop Ward Tel: 01282 657163
Hurstwood Ward is an 18 bedded ward for males and females with acute mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia. There are some patients with mild to moderate dementia.
We have registered mental health nurses and healthcare assistants working over 24 hours and 7 days. We have support from consultant psychiatrists and junior doctors, occupational therapists and activity assistants, administrative staff and psychology. We have close working links with the community teams based at both Balladen House and the Mount. We also receive support from the Nursing and Care Home liaison team based at Balladen House.
The hospital liaison team are based in Royal Blackburn Hospital and our consultants provide two half day sessions per week supporting referrals from the wards there.
Burnley General Hospital
Telephone: 01282 657171
Restart and Recovery
Blackburn Tel: 01254226107
Burnley Tel: 01282657188
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