The Orchards AMH Inpatient Unit
The Orchards Unit forms part of the Acute Care Pathway, with two adult mental health wards - Hawthorn Ward (Acute Admission) and Maples Ward (Psychiatric Intensive Care). The Orchards primarily look after working age adults (18-65 years), however may accept those who are older depending on their needs, and require an admission for a period of treatment for a mental illness, and are unable to be managed in the community due to their risks.
Adults aged 18 and over experiencing a mental health crisis.
Full service description
The Orchards forms part of the Acute Care Pathway, along with the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team (see separate listing for further information).
The role of the Acute Care Service is to support individuals who are experiencing an acute episode of mental illness, who require intensive support either in their own home (see CRHT) or hospital environment (see below).
Hawthorn Ward is a 20 bedded acute admissions ward, providing a supportive and safe environment for service users experiencing an acute episode of mental illness. The team provide a high standard of care and support sustainable service user involvement and participation throughout their treatment by facilitating a holistic approach to their care in order to meet individual needs and goals. Service Users must be registered with a Portsmouth GP.
Maple Ward is a 10 bedded locked ward, which provides a high standard of intensive psychiatric care in a supportive and safe environment to service users who are placed on a Section of the Mental Health Act (1983). Service Users are ordinarily experiencing severe mental health crisis and require an increased level of care due to their illness and the risks they may pose to either themselves or others. Service Users must be registered with a Portsmouth GP.
The catchment area that it serves is all of Portsmouth City, which is co-terminus with the geographical area supported by Portsmouth City Council Social Services. The Adult mental health service in Portsmouth is part of Solent NHS Trust and as such it provides care for those patients registered within the GP practices within the trust who require specialist secondary care. It is located on the St James’ Hospital site in the Milton area of Portsmouth.
All referrals must be made to the CRHT (Crisis resolution & Home Treatment Team (Single Point of Access) who will then assess the appropriate support required by the service user. The CRHT will accept referrals from your GP (in crisis situations), qualified Mental Health Professionals and Community Mental Health Teams.
Other information & documentation
What can you expect of us?
- To care for you in a safe and supportive environment.
- To treat you with respect and dignity.
- To be open and honest with you.
- To provide you with the care to meet your individual needs.
- To support you in improving coping skills enabling speedy return to your usual level of functioning.
Open for admissions 24 hours a day, throughout the year. Visiting times are flexible to patient need. Currently there are visiting slots to be booked via reception (due to Covid 19 pandemic).