Director of forensic services
The Trust’s forensic services are at the forefront of moving towards delivery of care that is focused on care pathways. This encompasses care and treatment in medium and low secure inpatient services and, for some, follow up care in the community.
We provide the following inpatient services to the whole of Yorkshire and the Humber:
- Newton Lodge, medium secure unit (The Yorkshire Centre for Forensic Psychiatry)
- Bretton Centre, low secure service
- Newhaven, learning disability low secure service
We also provide, where appropriate, services in the local community. You can read more about all these services in our service offer document.
The forensic service faces a challenging future in which personalisation of care will be one of the key drivers through which increased efficiencies will be derived as well as improving outcomes for those using the service.
There is a national drive towards reducing the length of stay within secure services and it is planned that adoption of a more person centred and shared care pathway together with redeveloped specific care packages will improve outcomes and allow for service users to move on to non-secure services sooner than is currently the case.
The medium secure service at Newton Lodge is currently in the midst of a two year major redevelopment plan which will both enhance the facilities of the service as well as providing dedicated pathways for service users with different treatment needs.
This involves a major scheme of refurbishment, an expansion of the womens’ service and a redesign of the clinical workforce. You can read more about this redevelopment in this section.