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Bennu Ward – Specialist PICU Service for Men

Bennu Ward is a 12 bed male PICU service that accepts emergency and crisis admissions. Referrals will come to us from all areas, including acute and prison services.

The service is not risk averse and has a willingness to accept referrals which may be challenging and can work successfully and robustly with individuals who experience a higher level of complexity and challenge. This includes referrals for men with a personality disorder. All service users are detained under the Mental Health Act.

Support

The aim of Bennu Ward is to provide a short, rapid intervention to help service users regain a sense of control and order in their lives, so they can move to a less restrictive care setting or return home.

“I am doing well, thanks for all the support and thank you for giving me the help that I needed. Thank you for taking such good care of me.”Service user

A personalised package of care is agreed following assessment within 72 hours of admission including full physical healthcare checks. Care is delivered by a well-established multi-disciplinary team comprising of one consultant psychiatrist with specialist interest in PICU, a specialty doctor, nurses, occupational therapist, therapy assistant, substance misuse practitioner, forensic/clinical psychologist and assistant psychologist.

The service is supported by a clinical and forensic psychologist who provide open groups twice a week. There are eight different programmes which run on Bennu Ward including problem solving and anger management. One to one therapy is also available on a regular basis.

Facilities

Secure transport is available for admission and discharge if required. As well as comfortable single en-suite rooms, the hospital has extensive grounds, social space and a five-star catering team. There are also leisure facilities on site including an exercise & fitness room, art room, horticulture area, IT classroom and learning kitchen.

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