Ward 19 Priestley unit (Kirklees)

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About the service

Ward 19 is an inpatient ward on Priestley unit at Dewsbury and District Hospital for the assessment and treatment of any form of mental health condition for service users usually over the age of 65 years.

The ward is split into male and female areas with a staff group dedicated to each area.

You will be allocated a key worker (a qualified nurse) to discuss your needs with and create a plan of care with you to promote your recovery.

Your medications will be reviewed whilst you are in hospital, and we will assess your physical and mental health while you are on the ward.

We will respect your privacy and dignity and inform you of your rights – whether you are on the ward voluntarily or detained under the Mental Health or Mental Capacity Acts.

We will liaise with other services to ensure that your needs are met both whilst you are in hospital and when you go home. We work with community staff and other professionals such as physiotherapists, social workers and dieticians to provide the best quality of care suited to your needs.

We aim to provide the highest standard of inpatient assessment, treatment and care in a safe, therapeutic and least restrictive environment as possible.

Why would someone choose the service?

Recent patient experience surveys indicate that:

  • 100% of people said they were treated by our service with dignity and respect
  • 100% of people said they felt they were listened to and their views were taken into account during their stay on the ward
  • 100% of people rated their care and treatment on the ward as ‘excellent’ or ‘good’

Our staff will help you work at your own pace and always respect your wishes.

We have separate male and female lounges, dining areas and conservatories with pleasant gardens.

Service users are encouraged to spend time in the gardens and have enjoyed growing fruits and vegetables such as strawberries, potatoes and tomatoes.

Staff you may meet