Reduced services due to Covid-19
Together with the rest of the NHS, Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is preparing for the unprecedented demands of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. During this time, your care may change a little, for example it may be delivered in a different way, or may have to be postponed for a while. We will try to explain why we have to take these steps below.
As a result of the outbreak, we are prioritising the care we normally provide, and some services will be restricted or closed. We will be writing to patients who are affected. If you were expecting to attend one of our clinics in the next few days and have not received a letter, please phone the number provided on your original appointment letter to confirm whether you should still attend.
To see whether one of our services is affected please click here: https://www.leicspart.nhs.uk/service-update/
On admission you will be allocated a single room with ensuite facilities, given information and an orientation of the ward. You will be allocated a medical consultant in charge of your care, as well as a named nurse and a nursing associate. A full assessment of your mental, physical and social needs will be undertaken. From this, we will work with you to put a plan of care together, including positive risk management. Your care plan will be reviewed daily. We will encourage you to maintain contact with friends and family who, if you wish, can be included in your care. From the point of admission we will be working towards your recovery and subsequent discharge with a view to making the process as short as possible.
Care is provided by a multidisciplinary team and the ward provides qualified and unqualified nursing cover on all shifts. The ward has input from occupational therapists, and a therapeutic liaison worker who will be on duty to enable activities, groups and therapeutic interventions to take place, alongside psychology input.
IMPACT provider collaborative member
LPT is part of IMPACT, the East Midlands provider collaborative, which took over responsibility for commissioning of adult secure mental health services on 1 October 2020. We are working to improve patient care and outcomes across adult secure care and seeking to improve patient care, transform services and deliver the NHS long-term plan. Visit the IMPACT website for further details
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.
All referrals will go the NHSE and a in depth pre-admission assessment will take place where you will meet member’s from our MDT.
Who to contact if you need an interpreter or information about disabled access
Tel: 0116 225 2650