Nostell ward (Wakefield)

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About the service

Nostell ward provides inpatient care for people who are in crisis who cannot live safely in their home environment.
The ward caters for people with a wide variety of problems, including diagnosed mental illnesses and people reacting to crises in their lives such as relationship difficulties, loss of employment or financial problems.

People also come to the ward with alcohol and substance misuse problems and they are directed towards the appropriate services to address these problems.

Why would someone choose the service?

Staff give time to support individuals and this level of service is reflected in the feedback we receive from people who visit the ward. The service has a group that meets on a monthly basis with carers and relatives.

Clinical staff attend the meetings and the agenda includes sessions on Mindfulness (a technique used to help you relax) and advice on medicines.

Therapy input includes regular groups designed to develop coping strategies and relaxation such as Tai Chi and hydrotherapy. Staff are regularly updated in all mandatory training.

The service has placement students from Huddersfield University on a regular basis and good practice continues to develop from their input. The ward receives excellent feedback from students on placement who find they are given a good experience working alongside staff who embrace knowledge and the development of good practice.

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