Nightingale Ward – Male Older Adults Mental Health

Nightingale Ward is a small and supportive five bedded pre-discharge service for older men. It is a peaceful and quiet environment which has the sole aim of working with service users to plan for their discharge out of hospital.

Nightingale has a great deal of space with social and recreational areas both inside and outside in the hospital grounds. There are many one-to-one activities and sessions held, and group activities are also available to join if people choose

Service users on Nightingale have support from the full MDT with a range of interventions available including occupational therapy, psychology, physiotherapy and social work. We have close links with the GP who visits on a weekly basis and we can arrange district nursing visits for more complex care needs.

Amongst the outcomes we aim to achieve are:

  • Improved wellbeing and social functioning
  • A focus on rehabilitation and the development of independence skills which also includes the maintenance of skills for service users who may have degenerative conditions
  • Supporting service users to return to the community, by working with carers, nursing homes and other community provisions
  • Improved physical health monitoring for service users in our care
  • The provision of physical health management plans to support carers and other providers to maintain a service user’s health post discharge

Upon discharge we will provide a management plan if required to support the new placement. We have a flexible approach to slower transfers and can facilitate most discharges, ensuring they are as successful as possible.

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