Blakeney Ward is a 16-bedded ward for offending males or males at risk of offending, over the age of 18, who have a mental illness and who require a low secure setting. Blakeney Ward is housed in Northside House.
We aim to deliver a comprehensive service provision at a low secure level, as a joint working initiative in conjunction with other agencies and service providers.
We provide effective, evidenced-based care to the service population. The emphasis is needs-led and collaborative, and ensures that supportive services are always maintained for our service users, carers, relatives and statutory and voluntary agencies.
Our multi-disciplinary team includes a range of qualified staff from doctors and nurses, social workers and occupational therapists to assistant practitioners and gym instructors. The team provide specialist mental health assessment and formulation, treatment interventions, rehabilitation and recovery and risk assessment and management.
The support offered will be collaboratively created on an individual basis taking into consideration the risks associated with the offending behaviors and the person’s mental health state, along with any Home Office restrictions.
What conditions do you treat?
• Bipolar disorder
• Severe depression
• Personality disorder
• Verbal hallucinations
• Auditory hallucinations
• Intrusive thoughts
• Suicide attempts
What age range does this service treat?
18 years and over
What geographical area does this service cover?
Where possible we encourage service users to maintain relationships with family and friends. Where an individual has taken on a carer role, or where there are struggles to balance the caring duties with day to day life, we will refer that person for a carer’s assessment.
Information on support for carer’s and carer’s assessments is available within the carer’s booklet for Blakeney Ward.
How can people get referred to this service?
We accept referrals from medium secure units, the ‘Ministry of Justice’, national offender management services, other inpatient wards within the trust and further afield.
What to expect when referred
You can be admitted into our ward for a few months or more. We work closely with you to determine the best treatment based on risk reduction and assessment while you are here and we review this regularly.
Name of Matrons: Andy Harris and Howard Muzire
Service administrative address: Hellesdon Hospital, Drayton High Road, Norwich NR6 5BE
Office hours (days and times): Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Telephone number (general): 01603 421421
Telephone number (urgent): People already being treated by our service should call 01603 421239
If there is an emergency and people are in immediate danger, call 999 for an ambulance.
If you are not a service user but require urgent support, contact your GP or call:
Samaritans: 116 123
NHS 111 (NHS support for non-life threatening situations): 111
For more information, see Help in a Crisis.
Ward name: Blakeney Ward
Ward address: Blakeney Ward, Northside House, Northside, Thorpe St Andrew, Norwich, NR7 0HT
Ward telephone number: 01603 707500
Ward access information: Car park available on site.