At Farmfield we offer low and medium secure services for male patients who have been detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007) and who benefit from extended treatment and rehabilitation. We also offer a 28-bed male acute service in a separate purpose built environment.
More information about Farmfield
Farmfield Secure Services Overview
Farmfield Hospital provides a range of secure services for men in medium and low secure environments. We offer specialist therapies and treatments for individuals with a range of mental health problems, with clear assessment and recovery focused outcomes. We often care for individuals with complex presentations, with mental illness, personality disorder, substance misuse issues and challenging behaviour.
In our medium and low secure services, patients are supported by a specialist Multidisciplinary (MDT) Team consisting of Consultant Psychiatrist, Speciality Doctor, Registered Nurses, Healthcare Workers, Clinical Psychologists, Assistant Psychologist, Social Worker and Occupational Therapy team offering a recovery focused approach.
Treatment is based on the principles of recovery including psychological therapies, occupational therapy, social therapy, physical healthcare and medication. Risk assessment tools including HCR-20, START and SAPROF are used and a clinical formulation is developed to inform the management plans for each individual.
Acute Service Overview
Farmfield Hospital acute service is a 28 bed rapid response, male acute inpatient service. The service accepts emergency admissions for people who are in crisis and who cannot be cared for safely in the community. The acute service is a separate purpose-built inpatient unit which sits in the extensive grounds of Farmfield Hospital.
The aim of the service is to provide a stabilising environment working with individuals in periods of crisis and acute phases of their mental illness in the least restrictive setting.
- Men aged 18 and above
- Likely to be detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007)
- Diagnosis of a mental health problem and displaying a risk to the wellbeing of themselves or others that cannot be treated in an open environment.
- Diagnosis of a mental health problem with or without an affective disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorder or a mild learning disability.
- Diagnosis of a mental health problem with alcohol dependency/illicit drug use.
We accept referrals and admit from all areas, including A&E, section 136 suites and other acute services. Referrals are accepted 24hrs a day, 365 days a year, with a turnaround time of one hour subject to suitable clinical information being provided.