Since 1993, Cygnet has provided a much needed additional inpatient bed capacity to the NHS. The aim is to allow safe and rapid access to an emergency bed within an hour, thereby reducing the distress of service users in A&E and other points of access into acute inpatient care. The aim is to return people to their NHS ward or to discharge them back into the community as part of their CPA plan.
Everyone has their own room with en-suite facilities and all facilities are registered with the Care Quality Commission and so are compliant with the current single sex requirements.
For individuals who are referred, we work closely with the referring organisation on the transfer of care. We request the most recent psychiatric assessment, risk assessment, nursing record and recent discharge summaries to allow us to risk assess individuals for immediate admission. If the service user is detained we will request that the section papers are faxed as well.
Once admitted we draw up discharge and after-care plans collaboratively with the service user, their carers, NHS consultant psychiatrist and after care team, the process starting on admission. The discharge plan includes a risk assessment, follow-up care and contingency plans for dealing with a crisis consistent with our CPA policy.
We also provide emergency PICU beds which combined with the acute bed provision means that we provide emergency capacity to a large number of NHS entities. In some cases these services are provided in such a way to allow NHS Trusts to close small and inefficient inpatient units thereby releasing much needed funds to help deliver the QIPP agenda locally.
We provide acute inpatient care at the following Cygnet Health hospitals:
View our current emergency Acute bed availablilty.