Clark ward (Barnsley)

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About the service

Clark ward is controlled access, female-only 14 bed inpatient unit which provides support to those experiencing an acute mental crisis where there are significant risks to themselves/and or others.

The nursing team on the unit provide assessments for both informal service users (those that have agreed to stay voluntarily) and service users detained under the Mental Health Act 1983. The assessments undertaken take into account emotional, behavioural, socio-economical, environmental, and cultural factors.

Care plans are developed in partnership with service users to meet their individual risks and needs.

Clark ward aims to create and maintain a safe, supportive and therapeutic, recovery focused environment to support the physical, emotional and mental wellbeing of all service users who are experiencing an episode of mental ill health.

Why would someone choose the service?

Clark ward, situated within Kendray Hospital, is a modern environmentally friendly building with up to date facilities including:

  • Therapy suite
  • Relaxation room
  • Computer room with internet access
  • Service user kitchen
  • Gym
  • Games room
  • Family-friendly visiting rooms

Clark ward is a female only ward which houses individual, en-suite rooms which have all been recently re-decorated to a high quality.

The team is committed to collecting service user feedback which is used to shape the service, improve practice and help with staff development.

In a recent survey:

  • 75% of service users felt that they were treated with dignity and respect throughout their stay
  • 100% felt there was some improvement in their mental health, whilst 50% reported feeling ”a lot better” on discharge from the ward
  • 100% reported that they felt involved in their care and treatment planning

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