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The Orchards AMH Inpatient Unit

The Orchards Unit forms part of the Acute Care Pathway, with two adult mental health wards - Hawthorn Ward (Acute Admission) and Maples Ward (Psychiatric Intensive Care).

Referral Criteria

Adults aged 18 and over experiencing a mental health crisis. 

 

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Contact Information

Contact Rob Pollock
Phone 0300 123 6620
Fax 02392 682646
Address The Orchards, Locksway Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO4 8FE
 

Opening Hours


Additional opening hours information
The Orchards is open for admissions (via the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team) 24 hours a day, throughout the year. Visiting times are as follows: Monday - Friday 14:00 - 17:00 and 18:30 - 20:00 and Saturday - Sunday 10:00 - 12:30, 14:00 - 17:00 and 18:30 - 20:00

Additional Information for Health Professional

Full service description

The Orchards Unit forms part of the Acute Care Pathway, along with the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team (see separate listing for further information).

The role of the Acute Care Service is to support individuals who are experiencing an acute episode of mental illness, who require intensive support either in their own home (see CRHT) or hospital environment (see below).

Hawthorn Ward is a 20 bedded open ward, providing a supportive and safe environment for service users experiencing an acute episode of mental illness. The team provide a high standard of care and support sustainable service user involvement and participation throughout their treatment by facilitating a holistic approach to their care in order to meet individual needs and goals. Service Users must be registered with a Portsmouth GP.

 Maple Ward is a 10 bedded locked ward, which provides a high standard of intensive psychiatric care in a supportive and safe environment to service users who are placed on a Section of the Mental Health Act (1983).  Service Users are ordinarily experiencing severe mental health crisis and require an increased level of care due to their illness and the risks they may pose to either themselves or others. Service Users must be registered with a Portsmouth GP.

Referral Criteria

Adults aged 18 and over experiencing a mental health crisis. 

 

Referral Method

All referrals must be made to the CRHT (Single Point of Access) who will then assess the appropriate support required by the service user.  The CRHT will accept referrals from your GP (in crisis situations), qualified Mental Health Professionals and Community Mental Health Teams.  

Other information & documentation

What can you expect of us? 

- To care for you in a safe and supportive environment.

- To treat you with respect and dignity.

- To be open and honest with you.

- To provide you with the care to meet your individual needs.

- To support you in improving coping skills enabling speedy return to your usual level of functioning.

Clinical Lead Contact Info

Clinical Lead Rob Pollock
Clinical Lead Title Modern Matron
Clinical Lead Phone 02392 682520
Clinical Lead Address The Orchards Locksway Road Portsmouth
Clinical Lead Postcode PO4 8FE

Service Manager Contact Info

Service Manager Louise Orr
Service Manager Title Operations Manager
Service Manager Address The Orchards Locksway Road Portsmouth
Service Manager Postcode PO4 8FE
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