Forensic Low Secure Inpatient Service

The Forensic Low Secure Inpatient Service is provided to adults, aged 18 – 65 who are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 and who:

  • Have been identified as requiring hospital admission for assessment or treatment of their mental health. These patients will require an assessment of their rehabilitation needs in terms of functioning in the wider community.
  • Have been identified as appropriate for a rehabilitation programme within the setting and are able to engage in therapy such as, meal preparation, vocational rehabilitation, and community integration.

The service provides tailored care across a multidisciplinary team which includes nursing, psychology, medical and occupational therapy as well as other associated interventions. The team implements assessments using both pharmacological and psychological treatments while monitoring the patient’s progress and recovery. An individualised care plan is produced with the patient in order to  agree appropriate goals and build upon coping strategies to facilitate a safe and supported return to an appropriate setting.

The unit operates in a least restrictive way to engage patients with rehabilitation and provide the best opportunities for recovery. Families and carers are very important to us and are involved in care planning and interventions where appropriate.

Where service is based

Robin Pinto Unit
Calnwood Road

Hours of operation

24 hours, 365 days

Therapies staff: Monday – Friday 09.00 – 17:00

How to contact service

Tel: 01582 657500

How to access service

Please ask for a referral from one of the following:

  • Courts
  • Consultant psychiatrists
  • Prisons
  • Medium secure services
  • Mental health units