Women's Mental Health and PD - low secure

Hurst is a 15-bed low secure service for women, which provides high levels of therapeutic care underpinned by evidence-based practice.

Hurst's purpose is to ensure the best quality of life possible for each patient. The long term aim is recovery and rehabilitation within the least restrictive environment.

Hurst Ward

Exterior of Hurst

Day area

Dining area

Snug room

Workbridge, our vocational workshop

Admission criteria

Hurst provides a therapeutic environment for women aged over 18 whose behaviours are likely to include:

  • self-harm
  • self-neglect
  • fire-setting
  • suicidal behaviour
  • violence to others
  • substance abuse
  • non-compliance with prescribed medication
  • severe problems in interpersonal relations

Treatment and care

Hurst aims to use a psychosocial, relational and recovery model of care.

The psychosocial treatment programme includes ‘RAID (Reinforce Appropriate, Implode Disruptive)’, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), DBT (dialectic behaviour therapy) and other evidenced-based approaches.

A comprehensive assessment of each person's need will be undertaken to create a care pathway which will address social, physical, intellectual and mental health needs within a specific and measurable care plan, regularly collated and reviewed through the CPA framework.

Next steps

Discharge is considered at admission and our clinical and social work teams work with appropriate case managers to support a transition.

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