About the service
Briarfields provides electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), Clozapine monitoring (a medicine which is used in treating schizophrenia), physical health monitoring and electrocardiogram (ECG) monitoring services.
Our services are provided to inpatients and outpatients at Fieldhead in Wakefield and the surrounding areas. We provide a high-quality service which is sensitive to individual needs and subject to continuous quality improvements and evaluation. Treatment is centred around an individual’s personal needs.
Briarfields is a warm, welcoming environment that provides clinical procedures to a high standard. We have also achieved national excellence accreditation from the Electroconvulsive Therapy Accreditation Service (ECTAS).
We offer an effective service which is safe and patient centred at all times. We are sensitive to the cultural, emotional, social and spiritual needs of the individuals accessing our service. This enables our service users to reach their potential and live well in their community.
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Why would someone choose the service?
100% of our service users thought that the psychiatrists and nurses who treated them did so with respect and dignity.
99% of service users thought the general quality of care provided by our service was excellent or good.
Staff you may meet
- There are more than 60 different specialities that doctors work within the NHS. Each is unique but there are many characteristics which are common. Roles range from working in a hospital to being based in the community as a GP.
- Domestic staff have a vital role in helping to care for patients. They work in one of three key areas; catering, cleaning or laundry services. All of these services play an important part in aiding an individual’s recovery.
- Housekeepers help nurses run hospital wards. They are a member of a ward team and support the delivery of clinical care by ensuring the ward is a clean, safe and attractive place which is conducive to patient care.
- Nurses who choose to specialise in the mental health branch of nursing work with GPs, psychiatrists, psychologists, and others, to help care for patients. Increasingly, care is given in the community, with mental health nurses visiting patients and their families at home, in residential centres, in prisons or in specialist clinics or units.
- Nursing or healthcare assistants work in hospital or community settings under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional. They help doctors, nurses and therapists give people the care and treatment they need.
- The NHS employs a wide range of clinical staff, it wouldn’t be possible to list them all on this website! All our clinical staff are skilled, dedicated professionals who adhere to high standards of training and work-place practice.
- Porters work within the Trust facilities team moving and delivering post, equipment and medication to locations across the organisation. They also help to move frail and often very ill patients between different departments and wards in safety and comfort.