Aberbeeg is a low secure hospital for men. Our Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) puts least restrictive practice at the centre of every individualised plan of care. Aberbeeg’s medium secure service is open for assessments now in readiness for admissions from August 2021.
From admission to discharge, the service user works with the team to develop a route to recovery that is unique to them. At Aberbeeg Hospital, we embrace both creativity and evidence-based new practices to enhance the lived experience of each individual.
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Model of Care
Aberbeeg uses a twelve-week therapeutic planning model alongside the “Safewards” model of care. This means that service users have a therapeutic timetable devised collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team using meaningful and smart goals for a twelve-week period. Following this, the timetable is reviewed and changed to reflect the development and achievements made. Each service user develops a Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) plan with their primary nurse and the wider multidisciplinary team where applicable.
The medium secure ward will work along the same model of care as our low secure environment. Least restrictive practice will be at the centre of the care provided and Safewards will be the ethos across the whole hospital.
- Men aged 18 to 65 who are liable to be detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007) and Code of Practice for Wales
- Those who have a primary diagnosis of a mental health problem, personality disorder, mild learning disability and/or drug and alcohol complications
- Aberbeeg accept referrals from the Local Health Boards
Aberbeeg will accept patients from Wales who need medium secure care according to the assessments of The Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (WHSSC). Patients can come from the criminal justice system and also for patients on their stepdown journey from high security hospitals.
- Support to stabilise a return to home or a less restrictive environment
- Improvements in mental health
- Effective management of behaviour
- Reduction of risk
- Preparation for successful community living
- Good physical health management and support
- Improved self-esteem and self-worth
- Social inclusion
Aberbeeg is located within the boundaries of the County Borough of Caerphilly. Set in 11.5 acres of land with beautiful views of the Welsh countryside.
Each service user has an en-suite bedroom which they can personalise to their taste. There is a dining room, games room with a various computer games and a console and non-digital more traditional games such as pool. Refreshments are also available. The ward is decorated in calming colours with new and comfortable furniture and the communal areas are wide, light and spacious. The lounge leads directly to the safe garden. The ward area hosts a therapy area, a practice kitchen, space for arts and crafts, and a Wellbeing area with a running machine, a rowing machine and an exercise bike. There are computers for service users to access as part of educational activities and for them to stay in touch with friends and family. Laundry facilities are there for service users to use with assistance, as part of their assessment of skills, should they need it.
Taliesen ward 15 bed, male, medium secure ward opening for admissions in August 2021 with pre-referrals being assessed now!
- Environment inspired by successful models in Denmark and the US which is an open plan nurses station
- Intensive care suite on the ward
- Evening and weekend input from the occupational therapy team
- Paid, real work opportunities to be developed reflecting individual risk assessments.
- Safewards embedded into the culture
- Individual risk assessments to reflect a least restrictive ethos.