We are a 16-bed adult acute admission ward offering assessment and treatment if you are, or are deemed to be, experiencing acute mental illness and your risks cannot be managed safely in the community.
Following your assessment and agreement that you need to be admitted, a formal request for admission is made to the Crisis Team.
Our service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
You might stay on our ward from a few days to a few weeks. We work closely with you to determine the best treatment while you are here and review this regularly. We have activities on the ward that might be appropriate, including group and 1-to-1 sessions. We adopt a multidisciplinary approach which includes nursing, medical, occupational therapy and psychology staff who all work closely with you to ensure your needs are met and that your stay is as short as possible.
You have a review every week with our team and this can include your family member, carer and / or advocate. We encourage you and your carer to be involved with your care planning to enable a timely recovery. We support you and your carers in the least restrictive way. Where possible, we provide support and treatment in your own home and only admit you to hospital when necessary. If admitted to hospital, we try to discharge you at the earliest opportunity. We work collaboratively with you, your carers and all other services involved with your care.
Samphire Ward, Chatterton House, Goodwins Road, Kings Lynn, Norfolk PE30 5PD.
Our number is 01553 736333.
Free parking is available on site.
Samphire ward has been designed with
disabled access, a toilet is available in the reception area and the ward has
an assisted bathroom.
On arrival to the ward, there is a
reception area which is staffed Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 16:30. Outside these hours there is an intercom
system, (located to the side of the entrance door) when activated this will
contact the ward directly.
A water fountain is also provided for your
DepressionPsychosisSchizophreniaAcute anxietyPersonality disorder
With your agreement, we encourage the involvement of your relatives, friends, or partner in your care. We can provide information about other support networks available in the community. We also offer carer assessments.
People already being treated by our service should call 01553 736333 or 01553 736380.