Alnmouth is an acute admission ward based at St George’s Park in Morpeth. Alnmouth has 19 beds providing assessment and treatment by a multi disciplinary team. They will support you to develop new skills to manage your mental health. During your stay you will be offered the following treatments and therapies:
- Occupational therapy – helps with individual or group activities and daily living skills
- Physiotherapy – help with mobility or movement problems or by providing access to gym facilities
- Psychology – this is dependent on your need at the time of admission
- Exercise therapy
- Family meetings
- Art therapy
Who is Alnmouth for?
The service is for women over the age of 18 years who are experiencing a relapse or crisis in their mental health and require assessment and treatment in hospital. The ward also accepts young women aged 16-17 years in an emergency situation when there are no children and young people’s services beds available.
How can I get referred?
Admissions to the ward will be through a Mental Health Act assessment by the Community Mental Health team or The Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Teams. They will use a triage system to determine whether the referral is appropriate and decide if access to the inpatient bed is required, in collaboration with the Bed Management Team.