1b St Catherine’s Way (St Cath’s) operates as a short term, rehabilitation service provided by Norfolk & Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. St Cath’s accepts mental health clients who are preparing for discharge from the Acute Inpatient Services, as a transitional service to support them as they prepare to return to living in the community (step-down). St Cath’s also accepts mental health clients living in the community who are experiencing an escalation in symptoms and where a short stay in a unit with a rehabilitation program may avoid hospitalisation (step-up).
The service accepts referral from the Great Yarmouth and Waveney Acute inpatient service of patients preparing to leave hospital who would benefit from additional support before returning to the community (step-down). Referrals can also be made, via the Great Yarmouth and Waveney Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team (CRHTT), who act as Gatekeepers for the service, from care coordinators on behalf of clients living in the community who are experiencing an escalation of symptoms, with the aim of providing support to assist the client to return to the community, thereby avoiding hospitalisation (step-up).
The service operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
It is envisioned that the service bridges the gap between inpatient and community care; providing a personal and tailored support base for clients prior to returning to independent living, developing collaborative strategies for the management of the mental illness; developing relationships; peer support; support for the development and pursuing of realistic goals; and interventions to increase and support positive factors such as self-esteem, self-efficiency and well-being
Ib St Catherine's Way, Gorleston-on-sea, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR31 7QB
All forms of Mental illness excluding:
The client and family/carer will be involved in the treatment plan throughout the involvement of St Cath's in conjunction with the Data Protection Act and completion of the DPA form should be completed at the point of assessment.
Carer engagement will follow the principles outlined in the ‘Triangle of care’ and staff will receive specific carer awareness training
Contact with the Great Yarmouth and Waveney Crisis Team should on 01493 337858, alternatively contact 101 or in an emergency dial 999