The selection criteria for Stanage Ward are applicable to the following and admission will be considered if the service user is:

  • 18 years of age and over, irrespective of gender, ethnicity, sexuality, culture or physical disabilities and
  • considered to be experiencing a psychiatric disorder that requires care, treatment or further assessment, or
  • requiring a period of assessment to establish the presence or nature of a psychiatric disorder, and
  • the risks posed and the level of support required are such that the service user requires 24 hour care that cannot be provided in the home environment via home treatment and
  • admission is the safest and least restrictive option available.
  • This may include people in the acute phase of a severe mental illness such as schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder or severe depressive order and for those with a dual diagnosis of severe mental illness and drug/alcohol, or learning disability, or people with personality disorder and acute mental health needs.

Service users may be admitted voluntarily or detained under the Mental Health Act (sections 2, 3, 4, 5(2)) or Community Treatment Order (CTO). Service users with a forensic history or involvement should not be excluded as long as the Acute Ward provides the most appropriate environment for their care. 

Referral process

Referrals are accepted via the Community Recovery Teams. Referrals are also accepted from the Adult Liaison Psychiatry Service. Emergency referrals are considered from the on-call registrar under the guidance of the on-call duty psychiatric consultant ,as well as from the Accident and Emergency Department and the Police.

Geographical population covered

  • The registered populations of NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group
  • People without settled accommodation who are resident in Sheffield.

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