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Belvoir Ward - Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit


Daily visiting times:
3pm - 4.30pm
6pm - 8pm

What Does Our Service Do?

The Belvoir ward is our psychiatric intensive care unit at The Bradgate Mental Health Unit on the Glenfield Hospital site in Leicester. It is a purpose built 10-bedded unit for men who are experiencing an acute mental health problem. The unit has a team of professionals including nurses, occupational therapy, doctors, and support workers to provide intensive care in a structured environment to help with the recovery process. Patients who stay on our Belvoir unit have usually transferred from one of our general acute wards on the Bradgate site. To ensure everyone’s safety the ward is locked at all times.

How Does Our Service Work?

The unit has a team of professionals including nurses, occupational therapy, doctors, and psychology and support workers to provide intensive care in a structured environment to help with the recovery process. All patients are given a named nurse who will work with them to complete a full assessment of their needs, an individual treatment plan will be developed as a result of this assessment, the aim is to support recovery so the patient can return to one of our general psychiatry wards at the Bradgate unit, or be discharged.

Transfer between wards when you no longer need intensive care

When you no longer need intensive care and as part of your recovery, you may be transferred to another ward. Although you might have been admitted to one ward it might be necessary to move your care to a different ward, to accommodate new admissions. This would happen only after we have looked at all options. You will still receive the same high standard of care and your care plan and information will follow you.

Smoke-free Trust

The Trust became smoke free in October 2016 and promotes nicotine replacement therapy products that are free from our pharmacy. The ward will allow the use of disposable e-cigarettes that can be purchased from a vending machine within the unit. E-cigarettes may only be used within the ward gardens and not within the wards. We cannot recharge e-cigarettes and will only allow the use of the e-cigarette from the vending machine.


How Can You Access Our Service?

Admissions to Belvoir ward are usually through internal referral by by a member of the team in the acute admission wards


Contact Us

Ward office: 0116 225 2705

Patients’ telephone: 0116 287 3341


Or our address:
Belvoir PICU
Bradgate Mental Health Unit
Glenfield Hospital
Groby Road
Leicester
LE3 9DZ
LE3 9QP
 
Tel Bradgate Reception: 0116 225 6000
 

Choice and medication

To find out more about mental health conditions, treatments and medications, including the latest news and printable leaflets, visit www.choiceandmedication.org/leicspart/


Further Information

 

Please contact us if you would like further information.


Support Groups

  • Ward Forums
  • Community meetings


Carer Support Groups

  • Individual contact with ward staff
  • Rethink 01530 276525
  • Lamp 0116 2556286
You will find information about other support available in the ward leaflet

How Did We Do?

You can give us feedback about our service by talking to a member of the team. Alternatively you can contact PALS or email feedback@leicspart.nhs.uk

 
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