St Mary’s Hospital
St Mary’s Hospital provides care and support for men over the age of 18 years who require a period of specialised rehabilitation in a safe and caring environment. The hospital offers specialised services for people with an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) in a medium, low secure and locked rehabilitation setting.
There is also an acute service which specialises in the assessment, treatment and stabilisation of individuals in crisis or suffering from a significant mental health illness.
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Person centred care and rehabilitation is central to the approach at St Mary’s Hospital. The staff are committed to providing the highest standard of care and rehabilitation. The team work in partnership with those we support and their families to meet the complex needs of those who present with cognitive, behavioural and emotional difficulties and those struggling with mental health problems whose behaviours could be seen as challenging to services. St Mary’s Hospital can also support people who have some additional physical disabilities as well as those with sensory impairments.
The philosophy of care at St Mary’s Hospital is based on maximising quality of life and encouraging social and community integration. A strong emphasis is placed on collaborative goal-focused rehabilitation. People are supported to make decisions, undertake voluntary work and access the community. Skills are taught and support is given to promote recovery and develop confidence in order for people to live a more independent life in the community.
Approaches the team use include:
- Neuropsychological rehabilitation
- Neurobehavioural approaches and Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
- A variety of individual and group psychological therapies
- Individualised offence-related work around arson, sexual offending, and violence
- Adapted Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- Addictions treatment
- Integrative psychotherapy
- SPELL approach
- Speech & language therapy
- Social skills training
- Snoozelan (multisensory) therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Domestic, social and community living skills
- Vocational skills
The hospital layout enables staff to deliver care within a low stimulus and spacious environment.
The building offers en-suite single bedrooms, occupational therapy suites, multi-sensory spaces, and an IT suite. There are activity workshop spaces, horticultural facilities, a service user café and a gym with a qualified instructor. St Mary’s Hospital also offers staffed transport in order that service users can access home leave, community activities and off-site therapy sessions.
Community based facilities and activities include college placements, vocational training, fitness and wellbeing events, libraries and museums. Local shops and amenities play an important part of skills training in order that people learn to plan and budget for living more independently.
St Mary’s Hospital has many different activities for service users to enjoy both in and out of the hospital setting. A selection of activities is listed below:
- Relaxation and mindfulness
- Creative writing and art groups
- Functional literacy, numeracy and ICT skills
- DIY skills
- Music appreciation group
- Fishing group
- Walking groups
Learning Disability & Autism (LD&A)
- We currently provide a bespoke service providing care and support for service users with learning disability and autism with complex needs.
At St Mary’s Hospital, everyone we support has access to an independent advocate. We also run service user and carer forums so everyone can have their say and be heard.
St Mary’s Hospital Acute Service
St Mary’s acute service is a rapid response, acute inpatient service for men. The service accepts emergency admissions for people who are in crisis and who cannot be cared for safely in the community. 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.
We accept referrals and admit individuals 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and provide full medical, clinical, and therapeutic packages including pharmacological interventions when required.
- Men aged 18 and over
- 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
St Mary’s acute inpatient service for men accepts referrals and admit from all areas, including A&E, section 136 suites, and other acute services. Referrals have a turnaround time of one hour subject to suitable clinical information being provided.
To make a referral please email firstname.lastname@example.org