New ward: Hereward Wake
Our vision is to be a world-class provider of mental healthcare and an industry leader for expertise in the UK. To help us achieve this vision we need to continue to invest in new wards and facilities across our sites. As part of this, on 6 June this year we’re opening a new locked women’s ward in the Main Building in Northampton, called Hereward Wake.
The new ward will deliver a specialist 12 bed service, providing Comprehensive Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) specifically for women over the age of 18 with a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. It will expand on the success of our existing holistic care pathway and treatment programme for women with Borderline Personality Disorders, and specifically our established specialist locked service in Spring Hill House.
The expansion will enable us to both improve our services and increase the number of beds for people within our women’s mental health pathway, providing expert care for rehabilitation and recovery. Demographic trends also indicate a growth in the demand nationally for specialised services for women with Borderline Personality Disorders.
Yes, this new ward has given us a number of exciting opportunities for both experienced and newly qualified Mental Health and Learning Disability Nurses, as well as Healthcare Assistants, especially those with an interest in DBT. If you're interested, click here.
On a daily basis six staff will work on the ward at any one time, which totals 27 staff over all shifts with full occupancy. The staff group will include trained DBT Therapists, a Clinical Nurse Leader, an Occupational Therapist, Technical Instructors, Healthcare Assistants, along with a new band three DBT Assistant post.