Embleton – Patient Information Leaflet

This leaflet contains information about staying on Embleton Ward, an acute admissions ward based at St George's Park.

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  • Introduction

    This leaflet provides you with information that you will find useful during your stay. If you are not sure about anything in this leaflet please ask a member of staff.

  • What is Embleton?

    Embleton is an acute admission ward based at St George’s Park, Morpeth.

  • Who is it for?

    This service is for men who are over the age of 18 years who require an assessment and/or treatment of their mental health in hospital.

  • Why do I need to be here?

    To help you get better by looking at your recovery and your lifestyle. The staff will help you to agree what you are working towards.

  • Arriving on Embleton

    When you arrive, you will be welcomed by a member of the care team. They will explain to you what will happen during your stay, give you information and show you around the ward. After this, you will have time to settle in, meet the staff and the other patients who are on the ward and familiarise yourself with the ward environment.

  • How long will I be here?

    The length of stay depends upon your personal needs. The care team will discuss this with you.

  • What sort of things can I do at Embleton?

    Activities will depend on what support you need for your recovery. Activities may include both social and recreational and will focus on developing new skills to manage your mental health.

    You will also have access to the following services:

    • Activity Workers – do activities both on and off the ward. The type of activities depend on what you would like to do and are tailored to meet your needs. The activity workers also offer 1:1 sessions.

    • Psychology – this is dependent on your need at the time of admission.

    • Exercise Therapy – once leave off the ward is agreed with you and the team, you can have an assessment with the exercise therapy department if you would like one. Exercise therapy offer gym and other exercise and sport groups.

    • Art Therapy – Depending on your needs, the ward staff could refer you to Art Therapy.

    • Occupational Therapy – help with individual or group activities and daily living skills

    • Physiotherapy – assist with any mobility or movement problems or by providing access to gym facilities

  • Interpreters

    If you require an interpreter staff can arrange to book an appointment.

  • Travel information

    Contact Traveline: Tel: 0871 200 22 33

    Website: www.traveline.info/

  • What if I have a comment, suggestion, compliment or complaint about the service?

    If you want to make a comment, suggestion, compliment or complaint you can:

    • talk to the people directly involved in your care
    • ask a member of staff for a feedback form, or complete a form on the Trust website www.cntw.nhs.uk (click on the ‘Contact Us’ tab)
    • telephone the Complaints Department 0191 245 6672
    • email [email protected] Please note that information sent to the Trust via email is sent at your own risk
    • We are always looking at ways to improve services. Your feedback allows us to monitor the quality of our services and act upon issues that you bring to our attention.

    You can provide feedback in the following ways:
    – the quickest way for you to do this is to complete our short online survey at www.cntw.nhs.uk/poy
    – complete a Points of You survey, available from staff.

  • Useful contacts

    • Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS)
    North of Tyne Tel: 0800 032 0202
    9am-4.30pm, Monday – Friday
    Provides information and advice about local NHS services and support organisations and helps sort out any problems with NHS services.

  • For further information contact

    Embleton Ward
    St George’s Park
    NE61 2NU
    Tel: 01670 501 867

  • Other formats, references and review

    Further information about the content, reference sources or production of this leaflet can be obtained from the Patient Information Centre. If you would like to tell us what you think about this leaflet please get in touch.

    This information can be made available in a range of formats on request (eg Braille, audio, larger print, easy read, BSL or other languages). Please contact the Patient Information Centre
    Tel: 0191 246 7288

    Published by the Patient Information Centre

    2022 Copyright, Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and
    Wear NHS Foundation Trust

    Ref, PIC/485/1122 November 2022 V6

    www.ntw.nhs.uk Tel: 0191 246 7288

    Review date 2025