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/
The Involvement Centre and Café is located just off the main reception area of the Bradgate Unit. It offers a friendly, relaxing, non-clinical environment where an individual can
- use a computer (which has internet access and printing facilities)
- pick up some information leaflets
- drop in for a specific activity
- buy a drink, snacks, sandwich and watch tv or enjoy the garden area
We are currently changing the service provided by the Involvement Centre during the Covid-19 outbreak.
To reduce the flow of patients through the hospital the Involvement Centre has unfortunately had to close its doors to the public.
Patients receiving Olanzapine injections who are required to stay for 3 hours to monitor for post injection syndrome are still welcome in the Centre, and have a direct route from clinics that they can take. As of Monday there is to be no direct patient traffic from the reception area to the Involvement Centre.
A weekly programme of events is available from the Centre and is also displayed and available online here. Some sessions are regular events e.g. the weekly employment clinic whereas others are one-off sessions and may include visits from individuals from other partner agencies, or discussion sessions on particular issues. The Centre promotes activities which are co-ordinated through the Arts in Health Co-ordinators, for example writing and art groups.
There is collection of books which can be borrowed and a small area of good quality cheaply priced used clothing.
The inpatient Bradgate Unit wards receive a morning a trolley service which is facilitated by staff from the Involvement Centre and Café.
Staff and volunteers ensure the smooth running of the centre on a day-to-day basis and do their best to make an individual’s experience and use of the Centre a positive one.
Involvement Centre and Café
Bradgate Mental Health Unit
Tel: 0116 2252719
Monday – Friday 10am to 4pm (café closes at 3.30pm)
Closed bank holidays
Drop in basis for anyone affected directly or indirectly by mental ill health. Open to inpatients, outpatients, service users, carers and visitors.