Walton ward psychiatric intensive care unit (Wakefield)

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About the service

Walton ward is a 14 bed mixed gender psychiatric intensive care unit. We are a Trustwide service and accept referrals from all of the Trust’s inpatient mental health wards and direct admissions from the some of the Trust’s community based teams.

Our service users are in an acute phase of mental ill health and are usually detained under the Mental Health Act. Service users may come to us with difficult to manage symptoms such as aggression or disinhibition (inappropriate behaviour) as well as other associated risks which do not allow them to be safely managed and treated in a general inpatient ward.

Our aim is to provide a safe environment for people and to manage their condition in the least restrictive setting.

Why would someone choose the service?

Members of our team have a wide array of skills that enable the team to carry out a range of activities, assessments and treatments. Roles within the team include activity facilitators, occupational therapists and physiotherapists.

We are able to offer intensive support to someone in crisis and work closely with service users to agree on safety plans.

We are constantly reviewing our environment to identify areas we can improve. Recent additions include a multi-purpose room which can be used by visitors or by service users for relaxation or prayer.

We have received recognition from the Trust for our work on improving the physical health of our service users.

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