Service changes and visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic

During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.

Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.



Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.

You can read some general  NHS guidance on visiting healthcare inpatient settings.pdf [pdf] 89KB

If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis

For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111

Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.

Arnold Lodge

Arnold Lodge Entrance

Arnold Lodge provides medium secure inpatient services for adults, including older people, with mental illness and/or personality disorder.

Our services include:

Arnold Lodge is one of nine providers across the East Midlands who are working in new ways through a project known as Improved Pathways and Community Teams (IMPACT). Each organisation has committed to an agreed set of values which emphasise hope, openness and honesty, a person-centred approach, empowerment and opportunity, and collaboration, as well as safety and least restriction principles.

Arnold Lodge is a member of the Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Service.  The latest aggregated report 2017 to 2019 ranks us as the 3rd highest scoring Medium Secure Unit in the country.  60 medium secure mental health services from across the UK and Ireland participated in the latest cycle 12.

We are proud that our workforce is well trained, with our mandatory training statistics 95 - 97% for 2019. We actively encourage our staff to develop their skills and knowledge through comprehensive and supportive supervision, which links to continued professional development. For example, we support our healthcare assistants to complete their nurse training.

We aspire to providing an inclusive and outstanding service by improving our engagement with patients, carers and staff,, based on least restrictive practice and quality improvements.

Accessing our service

You will only be admitted to Arnold Lodge if you are referred by a professional.

Referrals come from:

  • courts
  • prisons
  • secure hospitals
  • general mental health services
  • independent sector hospitals

Contact and find us

Arnold Lodge
Cordelia Close

Tel: 0116 207 7700


Visiting information and restrictions

You will need to phone us on 0116 207 7700 to arrange to visit. All relevant information will then be provided.

Professional and social visitors must provide photo ID and will require registration on the visitors' database.



Due to the secure environment of Arnold Lodge and the need to maintain the safety of everyone, certain items will not be allowed into the clinical area.

Lockers are available in the reception foyer to hold any restricted items; for example, mobile phones, cigarettes and lighters.

Help in a crisis

Information for health professionals

How to refer someone to this service

Contact Dr Steve Geelan at:

The East Midlands Centre for Forensic Mental Health
Arnold Lodge
Cordelia Close


Lead clinician

Dr Steve Geelan


General Manager

Marimouttou Coumarassamy


Service commissioned by

Midlands and East (East Midlands Hub).



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