Acute Adult Inpatient Service

The Acute Inpatient Service provides 24 hour treatment and care in a safe and therapeutic setting, actively engaging and involving people who are experiencing an acute mental health episode which cannot be managed in a less restrictive setting, owing to the degree of risk, clinical need or patient choice. Many of those admitted will require detention under the Mental Health Act 1983 and the Amendment Act 2007. Where necessary, intense supervision and support will be provided.

Patients receive individualised care and treatment based on the Care Programme Approach (CPA) which highlights crisis management and a place of safety, specialised risk assessments and risk management, intensive assessment, treatment and therapy, stabilisation of acute symptoms and relapse prevention.

The service offers:

  • Assistance to acquire and enhance coping skills that promote and enable self- help and the self-management of mental health problems and difficulties
  • Collaborative, structured approach towards assisting people to achieve their own recovery
  • Diverse range of care interventions
  • Individualised planning of treatment and care
  • Specialist mental health and risk assessment

Staff in these wards work closely with the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Teams (CRHT) and the Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT).

Where service is based

Assessment Unit
Basildon Mental Health Unit
Nethermayne
Basildon
Essex
SS16 5NL
Cedar Ward
Rochford Hospital
Union Lane
Rochford
Essex
SS4 1RB
Visiting Times
15:30 -17:00
18:30 – 20:00
Visiting Times
Mon – Fri 13.30 – 17.00 / 18.00 – 20.00
Sat – Sun 14.00 – 17.00 / 18.30 – 20.00
Thorpe Ward / Grangewaters Ward
Basildon Mental Health Unit
Nethermayne
Basildon
Essex
SS16 5NL
 
Visiting Times
Mon – Fri 16:00 – 20:00
Sat – Sun 10:00 – 20:00
Ardleigh Ward / Gosfield Ward
The Lakes
Colchester General Hospital, Turner Road
CO4 5JL
Peter Bruff
King’s Wood Centre
Colchester General Hospital
Turner Road
CO4 5JY
Visiting Times
Mon – Fri 17.00 – 20.00
Weekends / Public Holidays:
10.00 – 12.00 / 14.00 – 17.00 / 19.00 – 20.30
Visiting times:
Mon – Fri 17:00 – 20:00
Weekend / Public Holidays 10:00 – 20:00
Finchingfield Ward / Galleywood Ward
Linden Centre
Puddings Wood Drive
CM1 7LF
Stort Ward / Chelmer Ward (Female only ward)
Derwent Centre
Princess Alexandra Hospital
Hamstel Road
CM20 1QX

How to contact service

Cedar Ward: 01702 538145 / 01702  538146 / 01702 538147

Thorpe Ward / Grangewaters Ward: 01268 243563

Ardleigh Ward / Gosfield Ward: 01206 228712/36

Peter Bruff Ward: 01206 228930 / 31

Finchingfield Ward / Galleywood Ward: 01245 315800

Stort Ward / Chelmer Ward: 01279 637102

How to access service

Please ask for a referral from one of the following:

  • GP
  • Hospital – A&E