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
The Linden Centre
How to contact service
Causeway Ward Tel: 01268 568002
Dune Ward Tel: 01268 568006
Edward House Tel: 01245 315850