Saltwood Ward is a designated male low secure treatment unit for mental illness, recognised by specialist commissioners. The 16 bed ward provides a value for money, recovery based, care pathway linked to the concept of Moving in, Moving on and Moving out.
Our aim is to provide intervention to help people regain a sense of control and order in their lives, so they can move to a less restrictive care setting or return home. Accommodation is provided in en-suite rooms with ample communal space.
Saltwood is run on the principle of a productive mental health ward. A large office adjacent to the service user lounge enables the Multi Disciplinary Team (MDT) to work effectively together and with service users. This enables our clinical staff to release time to care and promote relational security on the ward.
Saltwood is very much a ward with a structured recovery approach and an integrated care pathway. Service users are aware, from admission, how their pathway is set out in an environment that has three different stages:
This pathway is enhanced by access to our step-down facilities in Lewisham and Cygnet Supported Living, which enable Cygnet to provide an integrated care pathway to reduce long term costs and enhance the outcomes for service users.
We understand that for some people coming into hospital can be a confusing and stressful experience. On Saltwood we want your admission to be as straightforward and stress free as possible. To help with this we have worked with our service users to produce a Welcome Guide which will explain about life at Cygnet Hospital Godden Green.
On Saltwood ward we provide a full therapeutic induction incorporating a structured daily activity programme which includes:
The MDT provides psychosocial interventions, establishing appropriate assessment tools dependent on diagnosis and mental state. In terms of clinical outcome measures, the team has experience in using tools such HoNOS, HCR-20 and the more service user led Recovery Star.
Our expert team will undertake a risk assessment as soon as possible, based on current circumstances and past history, and provide a decision within one hour as to whether we can help. Once a service user is admitted, we work alongside them to develop the best plan of care and treatment, within a 72 hour period.
We accept service users who are: