Mackaness, Prichard and Robinson wards comprise the Mens Mental Health pathway, within the Medium Secure Division at St Andrews Hospital, Northampton. Working together they provide a comprehensive assessment and treatment pathway for adult males who require treatment within a medium secure environment.
Mackaness Ward is a 15-bedded medium secure ward for the assessment and stabilisation of service users with a diagnosis of mental illness, personality disorder or co-morbid conditions. Men presenting with acute symptoms, whether in prison or lower levels of security, will initially be admitted to Mackaness for a period of assessment, treatment and stabilisation. The ward has a Single-Bed Enhanced Support Suite (Extra Care) for nursing of acutely unwell individuals. The Extra Care suite has its own external courtyard so that people being nursed here can access an outside space whilst they are unable to mix with the wider patient group. There is also a seclusion and low stimulus room, for people who are acutely disturbed and whose behaviour poses an immediate risk to others or who need de-escalation in a low stimulus environment.
Ward environments and on-site activities
The day area on Mackaness
On-site heavy and light industry workshop
Bedroom with a desk and shelving
Mackaness's quiet room
On-site swimming pool
Northampton grounds with activity area
We support men of working age (18 to 65 years old) who:
Our MDT work with patients to create a treatment programme based on individual needs and interests. We aim to provide people with, on average, 25 hours of therapeutic activity a week and our mental illness and offence-related therapies include: