Forensic Low Secure Inpatient Service

This service is provided to people between the ages of 18-65 who are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 and who:

  • Have been identified as requiring hospital admission for assessment or treatment but do not require intensive care. The patients would usually be involved in criminal proceedings, requiring transfer from custodial settings.
  • Have been identified as requiring a rehabilitation programme within a low secure setting and are able to participate in a rehabilitation programme

The aim is to provide individualised care and evaluation of the patient’s progress and recovery. People are encouraged to be involved in their care planning and, where possible, the family is also involved. The wards operate on a multi-disciplinary team basis with regular input from the Community Mental Health Team.

People are referred by consultant psychiatrists, prisons and medium secure services. Clients referred from within the Trust undergo an assessment by the rehabilitation team. Referrals from other agencies are discussed and decided by the rehabilitation team at a referral meeting.

Where service is based

Causeway Ward
Brockfield House
Kemble Way
Wickford
Essex
SS11 7FE
Dune Ward
Brockfield House
Kemble Way
Wickford
Essex
SS11 7FE
Edward House
The Linden Centre
Broomfield Hospital
CM1 7LF
 

How to contact service

Causeway Ward Tel: 01268 568002

Dune Ward Tel: 01268 568006

Edward House Tel: 01245 315850