Community Rehabilitation Service
Community Rehabilitation Service
Community Rehabilitation Service is designed to help service users who have experienced severe and enduring mental health disorders adapt to community living by enhancing their existing life-skills, social skills and coping techniques. The clinical team advocates for the psychiatrically disabled, with particular emphasis on housing, financial support and social equality, as well as working to reduce stigma and promote acceptance through community education. Services include -community resettlement support ; clinic visits for medication administration and monitoring; engagements in vocational rehabilitation activities; assertive outreach ; mental health education and group or individual therapy.
Acute Community Mental Health Service
This service (sometimes referred to as the Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic) provides assessment and treatment for adults diagnosed with major depressive and bipolar disorders, schizophrenia and other psychological disorders. The service also operates a crisis intervention team, which responds to after-hours mental health crises. Liaison psychiatric services are provided to service users in KEMH. The service also features crisis resolution and early intervention care approaches.
Inpatient Rehabilitation & Continuing Care Services
Devon Lodge is a 18-bed unit that provides structured rehabilitation for service users diagnosed with enduring mental health disorders. The rehabilitation programme supports, assists and educates service users to develop life skills that will enable them to resettle into the community.
- Money management and budget planning
- Behavioral management and social skills
- Self-care, self-medication and domestic skills
- Vocational and recreational skills
- Health and safety education
The unit also provides respite care to service users living in the community in order to assist their families and caregivers.
Reid Ward is a 23-bed unit that provides continuing care for elderly and infirm service users who have a diagnosis of mental illness. The service strives to promote and maintain optimum physical and mental wellbeing for long-term service users of the hospital.
Acute Inpatient Services
Acute Inpatient Services recognises that the admission of a family member for inpatient care may be a stressful time for others in the family. We hope the information provided here will be helpful in answering your questions.
Somers Annex Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit is a secure area for newly admitted service users who need close observation and behavioural control. Service users admitted to this unit are typically transferred to the less restrictive Somers Ward as soon as their mental state allows.
Somers Ward Acute Admission Unit is a short-term psychiatric care unit in an open environment. Service users of all ages and both sexes who require observation, assessment and treatment may be admitted. Shortly after admission, each service user is assigned a Primary Nurse and an Associate Nurse who will be responsible for their daily care. These are the people to contact with any questions you may have about your relative’s care.
They are part of the service user’s Multidisciplinary Care Team, along with the Resident Doctor, Clinical Psychologist, Mental Welfare Officers (MWO), Psychiatric Social Worker as well as Vocational Rehab and Occupational and Recreational Therapists. The team is headed by the service user’s Consultant Psychiatrist. It will be helpful to make note of the names of all team members.
Information to Know for Somers Annex and Somers Ward:
- Visitors are restricted to two (2) at a time.
- No children under 16 are allowed on Somers Annex. No children under 12 are permitted on Somers Ward except by prior arrangement with ward staff.
- During admission, and in the service user’s presence, a nurse will go through the service user’s belongings and complete a list of property and valuables. We strongly advise that valuables such as jewellery and large sums of money be taken by relatives for safekeeping. If the service user decides to retain money or other valuables, they do so at their own risk.
- No alcohol or drugs are allowed in the ward or Annex.
- Sharp instruments and other potentially harmful items such as knives, razor blades, or glass objects are not allowed.
- Smoking is not permitted within the Hospital premises.
- Radios and CD players can be disruptive to other service users . Only electronic devises such as MP3 players with headphones are allowed.
- Somers Ward only – cell phones and laptops can be used at staff’s discretion, depending on the service user’s mental state. The service user is responsible for the safety and security of these items and will not be compensated if they are lost