You will be allocated a key nurse on admission, who will start to work on understanding your needs; this will often remain an ongoing piece of work as we gather further information during the admission. The key nurse will also support you to write some care plans.
The care plan is designed to identify your needs, and an action plan agreed of how the team can work with you in working towards meeting those needs. The care plan will include goals and achievements towards recovery and will be individual for you. The frequency of meeting with your key nurse will vary, but we would expect you to meet and review your plan of care each week.
You will also be allocated an associate nurse, who will be a support worker on the unit; they will support the role of the key nurse and offer additional support. The role of the key nurse will also be to liaise with the families/carers of the young person and engage them in the care plan where appropriate.