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.
We provide medium secure inpatient services for adults and older people with mental illness and/or personality disorder.
Our services include:
Arnold Lodge forms part of the new care model ‘IMPACT’ (Improved Pathways and Community Teams), which has nine providers in the East Midlands region. The provider collaborative have made a commitment to an agreed set of values which emphasises hope, openness and honesty, a person centred approach, empowerment and opportunity, 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 through our comprehensive supervision structures that link to continued professional development (CPD). An example of our commitment to staff development includes supporting Health Care Assistants to complete their nurse training.
We continue to aspire to provide an inclusive ‘outstanding’ service by improving engagement with patients, carers and staff, based on least restrictive practice and via quality improvement initiatives.
You will only be admitted to Arnold Lodge if you are referred by a professional.
Referrals come from:
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.
How to refer someone to this service
Contact Dr Steve Geelan at:
The East Midlands Centre for Forensic Mental Health
Dr Steve Geelan
Midlands and East (East Midlands Hub).