We are a male acute mental health ward based in Ipswich with 21 beds. We provide an age inclusive service if you meet our admission criteria. We offer care if your mental health is as its most acute and you are unable to receive the appropriate level of care in the community.
You can be admitted to the ward in several ways. Your GP can contact the Access and Assessment Team to evaluate whether you can be supported in the community or need to come into hospital. Alternatively, you may have a care coordinator or community consultant who feels you need to come into hospital.
We offer a 24 hour, 7 days a week service.
We are able to provide more intensive treatment and support than you could receive in the community, and you can receive any of the following treatments: medication (including access to pharmacists and pharmacy technicians), psychology, complimentary therapy, occupational therapy, art therapy, brief talking therapies and physical health screening and assessment. We work with you and your identified carers towards your recovery and discharge from the beginning of your admission.
Poppy WardWoodlands UnitIpswich HospitalIpswichIP4 5PD
Parking is available onsite although charges apply.
We have full disabled access and toilet facilities.
Drinks and snacks are available on our ward with a wider selection available within the main site of Ipswich Hospital.
Call 01473 891760
SchizophreniaDepressionAcute AnxietyPersonality DisorderBipolar Disorder
We have close working links with Suffolk Family Carers and PALS.
When somebody is admitted to our ward we send out information to carers and have information packs available on the ward.
We have dedicated staff members who make contact with carers and offer appropriate support.
Both the Ward Manager and Matron are available for appointments with carers.
Carers needs are assessed as part of an inpatients care plan and carers are routinely invited to case reviews on our ward.
People who are treated by our service should call the Access & Assessment Team on 0300 123 1334 when in need of urgent help.