Based on the Royal Derby Hospital site, the Radbourne Unit is the Trust’s main inpatient service for Derby and South Derbyshire residents with acute mental health needs. The Radbourne Unit consists of four adult acute inpatient wards called Ward 33, Ward 34, Ward 35 and Ward 36, an enhanced care ward (ECW), an electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) team, occupational therapy and the crisis resolution and home treatment services. A new Hope and Resilience Hub, embracing the principles of recovery in mental health care, opened in February 2015. The Beeches Mother and Baby Unit is also based on this site, providing care and treatment for women who are at risk of or experiencing serious mental illness either antenatally or postnatally.
Ward 33, Ward 35 and Ward 36 are mixed sex acute mental health admission wards and Ward 34 caters for males only. Each ward strives to provide high quality evidence based inpatient mental healthcare, to adults of working age (typically 18-65 although not exclusive), in a calm and safe environment that is therapeutic and cohesive to the process of recovery. Ward 33, Ward 35 and Ward 36 are split into male and female ends and robustly implements Trust governance local procedures to ensure that single sex accommodation is provided which respects people’s privacy, dignity and respect.
Each ward offers a 24 hour emergency service from a well trained workforce in order to deliver safe and clinically effective care. We focus heavily on patient experience and actively seek to engage patients and their carers to become actively involved in their care plan. Patient meetings are held weekly and these are used to promote the sense of community, raise and resolve concerns, plan therapeutic activities for the week ahead and to mutually explore potential for improving the service we provide. All patients are allocated a named nurse on admission who will act as a primary contact and guide the patient through the care planning, delivery and evaluation whilst on the ward.
The enhanced care ward (ECW) provides local inpatient care at an enhanced level to Derby City and Derbyshire County residents who present complex mental health needs. The service is supported and has strong links with occupational therapy, physiotherapy, pharmacy, the crisis team, community mental health teams and others. The service can offer robust engagement with all disciplines including a daily programme of recreational and therapeutic activity.
Monday - Friday: 2.30pm - 4.30pm and 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Saturday/Sunday and bank holidays: 10.00am - 12.00pm, 2.30pm - 4.30pm and 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Radbourne Unit Inpatient Guide
Healthwatch Derby: Enter & View Report Radbourne Unit - October 2014
- Part of the Healthwatch Derby programme is to carry out Enter and View visits, under the Health and Social Care Act 2012. Healthwatch Derby authorised representatives carry out visits to health and social care services to see how services are being run and make recommendations where there are areas for improvement.
Royal Derby Hospital Site
Tel: 01332 623700
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