Fellside – Patient Information Leaflet

This leaflet provides information for people who are staying on Fellside ward. Fellside is an acute admission ward for men over the age of 18 years with mental health problems based at the Hadrian Clinic, Campus for Ageing and Vitality, Newcastle upon Tyne.

This leaflet may not be reproduced in whole or in part, without the permission of Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

  • 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 Fellside?

    Fellside is an acute admission ward for people with mental health problems based at the Hadrian Clinic, Campus for Ageing and Vitality, Newcastle upon Tyne.

  • Who is it for?

    The service is for men over the age of 18 years with a mental illness who require treatment in hospital.

  • Why do I need to be here?

    You, or a healthcare professional, believe you have a mental health problem that needs to be assessed. You may also be here to review your current mental health treatment.

  • Arriving on Fellside

    When you arrive you will be welcomed by a member of the care team. They will explain what will happen during your stay and give you information. You will have time to settle in and have a look around your 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 Fellside?

    The 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.

  • Can I smoke?

    All of our Trust sites are now completely smokefree which means that you and your visitors are not allowed to smoke anywhere on our sites. This is part of our approach to support service users and staff to achieve a healthy lifestyle and reduce the harmful effects of smoking.

    Smoking materials are prohibited items on Trust sites. If you come into hospital with tobacco products, cigarettes, lighters or matches, they will need to be given to staff. Cigarettes and tobacco products will be returned to you on discharge from the ward on request. Alternatively they can be given to a family member or carer to take home with them. Tobacco products, cigarettes lighters or matches will not be given back to you for any periods of leave from the ward.

    Visitors are asked not to bring any cigarettes or tobacco products (including lighters) on to the ward.

    Smoking anywhere on Trust sites is not permitted and is a breach of the law (the Smoke Free Regulations) to smoke inside any buidling which may result in a fine of up to £200. Helping us to maintain this policy protects other service users, staff and the care environment.

    We are able to offer you nicotine replacement products such as patches, inhalators and lozenges on admission to keep you comfortable and craving-free. Please talk to your named nurse/key worker to access these. We also have trained advisors on the wards who can help you to stay smokefree and manage cravings. This will also be discussed with your doctor as the dose of your medication may need to change.

    Provided you are 18 years old or over:
    ‘Vaping’ (use of an electronic cigarette/e-cig) is permitted by service users on Trust sites in outdoor areas, including ward gardens/courtyards (if available).

    An e-cigarette can be supplied on admission if you wish to use one as an alternative to cigarettes. Some of the cafes and shops on Trust sites sell replacement cartridges.

    You may use your own e-cigarette, staff will need to do a brief check of your device and charger to make sure they are safe.

    Some services may have restrictions on e-cigarettes for safety reasons.

  • Interpreters

    Staff can arrange an interpreter if you need one.

  • Travel information

    Contact Nexus 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 Tel: 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
    – complete a Points of You survey, available on wards, reception areas or from staff.

  • Useful contacts

    • Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust Tel: 0191 246 6800
    • Patient and Carer Engagement Team Tel: 01670 501 816

  • For further information contact

    Hadrian Clinic
    Campus for Ageing and Vitality
    Westgate Road
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE4 6BE
    Tel: 0191 246 8605

  • 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/473/2022 October 2022 V7
    www.cntw.nhs.uk Tel: 0191 246 7288
    Review date 2025