Who We Are?

WHO WE ARE?

Our clinical care team is led by the medical director who is skilled and experienced in both Old Age Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry having completed higher specialist training in these specialities. At St Magnus, the individual clinical multidisciplinary teams are led by Consultant Psychiatrists, three of whom have specialist training in Forensic Psychiatry and three with specialist training in Old Age Psychiatry. There are two Associate Specialists who support Consultant Forensic Psychiatrists on the Low Secure Unit.

These core teams also include: skilled specialist nurses (in both mental and physical healthcare) and support workers, and colleagues from the specialities of occupational therapy, psychology and social work. Art and music therapy provide a valuable resource.

We have regular input from speech and language therapy, dietetics, physiotherapy, chiropody, dentistry and other healthcare providers as needed. Physical health care is a vital part of our treatment plans: all patients are registered with a local general medical practice. A dedicated general medical practitioner visits weekly and patients avail of the benefits of appropriate physical health care screening and other services provided by the practice.

Individual assessment is focused towards the patient’s specific needs and begins even before admission. Our teams have first-hand, front door experience in the assessment and management of behaviourally disturbed individuals admitted to St Magnus.

Our multidisciplinary teams are focused on delivering appropriate care in line with the Care Programme Approach (CPA) process. The Care Pathway (including My Shared Pathway) in operation works to assist individual patient recovery and facilitate progress towards step down to less restrictive environment where appropriate.

Jo Randall, Director

Phone: 01428 647 860 / Email: Email Jo here

Jo Randall is a Qualified Nurse having completed her training in Edinburgh more years ago than she would care to admit! Jo took over the original Rosemary Park site some 15 years ago with the remit from CEO to turn it into a ‘Centre of Excellence for Older Adults suffering from Mental Health Issues’.

The result has been the constant building of specialised buildings and teams that can do just that within an area of outstanding national beauty and she and her Team (many who have been with her for the entire duration of her Directorship) are very proud of that which has been achieved and the quality of care that our patients are offered. That said – Jo always welcomed comments on how the service can be improved both from fellow professionals, patients or families.

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Dr Patrick O’Sullivan, Consultant in Forensic Psychiatry and Medical Director

Phone: 01428 647 860 / Email: Email Dr O’Sullivan here

Dr O’Sullivan undertook his higher specialist psychiatric training in London and holds certificates of specialist training in Old Age, General Adult and Forensic Psychiatry. He has published on older adult mentally disordered offenders.

He worked as a consultant in forensic psychiatry with the NHS for 5 years prior to taking up his present position at St Magnus Hospital in 2011.