Pattison Ward is a 14-bed medium secure unit for women that provides specialist assessment, treatment and, where appropriate, intensive rehabilitation services to enable individuals to progress along an identified care pathway. This is achieved in a manner that safeguards privacy and dignity, while maintaining a safe environment.
Pattison Ward is part of the women’s integrated care pathway at Cygnet Hospital Stevenage, which also includes our low secure and locked challenging behaviour service on Tiffany Ward and Orchid Ward respectively.
Our specialised evidence based treatment includes:
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
- Reasoning and Rehabilitation
- Recovery Star
- Schema Therapy
- Substance Misuse groups
- Offence related work
Core Values & Philosophy of Care
- Empowering service users and promoting choice. (No decision about me without me – DoH Liberating the NHS )
- Quality of Care (Safety, Cost effectivnesses and service user experience)
- Individual care pathway underpinned/informed by individual needs. Appreciating that the needs of women are diverse including cultural, religious/spiritual and ethnic needs.(Gender Sensitive)
- The Care Programme Approach is the cornerstone of delivery of care with the service user at the heart of the process supported by effective MDT working
- Ensuring that the service user needs are best met in the least restrictive environment to promote safety and engagement
- We offer treatment underpinned by outcomes that promotes quality of life as identified by the service user
The majority of referrals to the service come from a variety of sources including the criminal justice system, high secure step down, community, probation services and other specialist mental health hospitals. Our admission criteria is as follows:
- Female, aged 18 years or over
- Primary diagnosis of serious mental illness, detainable under the Mental Health Act 1983 (primary diagnosis of significant learning disability excluded)
- Previous admission to a special hospital, patient thought by his current clinical team to require further care in conditions of medium security for at least 2 years
- Potential to benefit from the treatment provided
- Willingness to participate in the transfer process (e.g. familiarisation visits, overnight stays)
For more information, or to make a referral, please call the hospital on 01438 342 942.