LOW SECURE UNIT

At St Magnus we have three wards that provide 33 patients with care in conditions of low security and appropriate therapeutic environments where optimum multi-disciplinary health care can be delivered depending on each individual patient’s clinical needs. Patients are admitted from other secure and open hospitals, prisons as well as community placements where their presentations have provided significant challenges in terms of risk management.

Multidisciplinary Teams plan the most appropriate care pathway together with locality care coordinators.

SYCAMORE WARD

Intensive Support

Sycamore Ward is a 9-bedded low secure ward providing Intensive Support for patients with complex mental health presentations. Most patients admitted to the Low Secure Unit will be initially cared for on this ward where they benefit from comprehensive assessment, care, support and treatment by the MDT before gaining health and making progress with their individualised treatment plans to other wards on site, depending on their individual care needs. Sycamore Ward is situated on the first floor of the Low Secure Unit.

WILLOW WARD

Complex Care with High Support

Willow Ward is a 9 bedded low secure ward providing Complex Care with High Support beds for patients with severe mental disorders characteristically with significant and progressive cognitive impairment and behaviours which provide challenge. Patients typically present with ongoing serious physical health problems. For these Willow Ward patients, detention in conditions of low security is the least restrictive option where care can be provided safely whilst managing the individual patient’s risks.

Patients can step down from low security to Park House Ward, part of the Locked Ward Service, located within the hospital grounds. Willow Ward is located on the second floor of the Low Secure Unit.

OAK WARD

Maximising Health with High Support

Oak Ward is a 15 bedded low secure ward, which aims to Maximise Health with High Support for patients with complex, severe and enduring mental disorders, often including mild forms of cognitive impairments. Typically patients have made progress in their treatment from Sycamore Ward into Oak Ward to continue on their care pathway towards discharge.  In spite of health gains and progress already made, patients typically require a high level of support from the MDT to maintain and to build on their health improvements. Some patients may be admitted directly to Oak Ward depending on their individualised treatment plans.

Care pathways from Oak Ward usually include step down to our Locked Ward Service, located within the hospital grounds. Oak Ward is situated on the second floor of the Low Secure Unit.

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