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CAMHS Inpatient Service

Our Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) successfully secured £8m funding through Better Care Together to build a new 15-bed inpatient facility on the Glenfield Hospital site in Leicester. The business case for the new facility has now been approved by our Trust board, and construction will commence towards the end of 2018, subject to final approval from NHS England and NHS Improvement, with a view to opening in March/April 2020.

We will be providing regular updates and information on this page as the development progresses. Read the full media release here.

Coalville Hospital

What Does Our Service Do?

Coalville Hospital has an inpatient unit which admits up to 10 young people between the ages of 11 - 18 who have mental health issues. We provide assessment, treatment and diagnosis of a range of conditions including, psychosis, depression, anxiety related disorders, behavioural disturbances, eating disorders and learning disability associated with mental health.

The team consists of trained psychiatric nurses, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, a family therapist, teachers and psychologists. The treatment package includes both individual and group work. Both the young person and their family are integral to the service provided and will be involved in all aspects of care.

Independent watchdog Healthwatch Leicestershire visited the unit on 23 February 2016 to observe the delivery of care and support given to young people. The inspection team found evidence of a very good standard of care, with young people confirming that they have a positive relationship with staff. The inspectors also found that there is a well-developed programme of activities, both therapeutic and social, and that thorough and detailed staff handover processes are in place. You can read the full report here.

How Does Our Service Work?

The service user can expect a comprehensive assessment of their physical and mental health needs. They will be seen daily by the nursing staff and will be involved in developing their care plan. They will participate in groups to help them develop their social and interactive skills and to enable them to be more independent. The medical staff will see them individually at least once a week and will provide assessment and other psychological work to help them. The therapists will work with them individually and in groups. The inpatient unit is on one site with access to the three community teams within the service.

Internal view of CAMHS ward 3 CAMHS ward 3 external

Hospital school

Education on the Ward is provided by the Children's Hospital School:

How Can You Access Our Service?

To access our service you can:

  • Speak to your GP and ask to be referred to our service
  • If known to CAMHS, speak to your named worker

Contact Us

Our address is:

Ward 3
Coalville Community Hospital
Broom Leys Road
LE67 4DE

Telephone: 01530 467400

CAMHS Ward 3: 01530 467403 
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