Hadrian Unit – Patient Information Leaflet

This leaflet provides information about Hadrian Unit - which is a 20 bed acute mental health inpatient unit based at Carleton Clinic, Cumbria; which has two units one for men and one for women.

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  • Introduction

    This leaflet will provide 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 Hadrian Unit?

    Hadrian Unit is a 20 bed acute mental health inpatient unit based at Carleton Clinic, Cumbria.
    Hadrian 1 is a 10 bed unit for females and Hadrian 2 is a 10 bed unit for men.

  • Who is it for?

    The service is for men and women over the age of 18 years who require their mental health needs to be fully assessed in a safe place by a specialist team.

  • Why do I need to be here?

    Often when people are unwell they need to have a safe place where they can receive support, care and treatment so they can recover and return to everyday life as soon as possible.

  • Arriving on Hadrian Unit

    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 a Welcome Guide which will provide you with more information.

  • How long will I be here?

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

  • The team

    The multi-disciplinary team at Hadrian Unit includes:

    • Peer support
    • Activity coordinators
    • Consultant psychiatrists
    • Doctors
    • Nurses
    • Advanced nurse practitioner
    • Clinical psychologist
    • Healthcare assistants
    • Assistant practitioners
    • Student nurses, Occupational therapists and medics

  • Mental Health Act

    Prior to your admission a mental health assessment was completed and your capacity assessed. Depending on the outcome of this, you have either agreed to an informal admission or legislative powers may be used.

    We ask that you don’t request leave immediately upon admission, as we need to complete an assessment of your needs. All leave away from the unit is granted depending on your mental state and level of risk and is regularly reviewed by our multi-disciplinary team. If you are on a section, you will need section 17 leave prescribed in order for you to leave the unit.

    When on the ward, please read the leave policy.

  • Level of observations

    Staff check on you every hour, including throughout the night, to ensure your safety and wellbeing. The frequency of observations can be increased where needed to support your safety

  • Carers, family and friends

    Hadrian Unit values carer and family involvement throughout their loved one’s admission. We run a family clinic every week where staff contact patient’s loved ones, family members and carers in order to gain information about their loved one and offer carer support where appropriate.

  • Can I smoke?

    Our Trust sites are now completely smokefree which means that neither you nor your visitors are allowed to smoke while you are anywhere on the grounds of one of our sites. Certain types
    of e-cigs can be used on Trust sites, but only by service users in outdoor spaces (including ward gardens). If you would like to use an e-cig it must be disposable, non-refillable and non-rechargeable.. Other types of e-cig are not permitted for use anywhere on Trust sites.

  • Travel information

    • Bus Timetable information 0871 200 2233 (7am-8pm)
    • Bus routes for Carlisle –www.cumbria.gov.uk/buses/carlisle
    • Public transport maps –www.cumbria.gov.uk/roads-transport/public-transport-road-

  • 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

    • Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust Tel: 0191 246 6800
    • Patient and Carer Involvement Team Tel: 01670 501 816
    • Patient Advice and Liaison Service Tel: 0800 032 0202

  • For further information contact

    Hadrian Unit
    Carleton Clinic
    Cumwhinton Drive
    CA1 3SX
    Tel: 01228 603 042

  • Information about content, other formats and version control

    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

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

    Ref, PIC/876/0622 June 2022 V1

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

    Review date 2025