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/
Stewart House and The Willows are rehabilitation inpatient units providing care for patients who have severe and enduring mental illness. Both units are mixed gender but all wings/wards offer single sex accommodation to ensure compliance with CQC standards. All service users have their own bedroom and some have en suite facilities.
Stewart House has 30 beds – Skye wing has 15 female beds and Arran wing has 15 male beds. The Willows has 38 beds on four wards – Acacia ward has 10 female beds, Cedar ward has 10 male beds, Sycamore ward has 10 male beds and Maple ward has eight high dependency male beds.
Patients are fully involved in their care and contribute to their plan of care, helping the service to understand what is needed to promote recovery. Part of the care will include structured activities which focus on patients’ interests and strengths.
The multi-disciplinary team (MDT) is made up of nursing and medical staff, occupational therapists, psychologists, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists and administration and housekeeping staff. The aim is to support patients with mental health care and with all aspects of daily life such as self-care, wellbeing and health promotion.
Most patients will stay for between six and 15 months. The MDT works with the patient, their relatives and the community team to plan their discharge ensuring they return to the community with the right support.
Patients who have been unable to continue living in the community without needing re-admission to acute wards, possibly for long periods of time due to the severity of their mental illness.
Who to contact if you need an interpreter or information about disabled access
If an interpreter is required for assessment, this will be arranged between the referring team and the assessors.