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 a place of safety for patients detained under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act. Our service users are typically brought to us by the police for a full and proper assessment of their mental health needs.
Assessment can lead to a voluntary or compulsory hospital admission, or discharge to the community with appropriate sign posting and mental health service follow up in place.
This service is available 24 hours per day and 365 days per year.
Our site has disabled access and visitor parking.
If your concern relates to a current inpatient of the section 136 suite then please contact the suite directly.
If your concern relates to a service user in the community or member of the public then please contact the relevant mental health team involved, the local crisis team or the police should your concerns relate to risk and require immediate emergency response.
All of our service users have been detained under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act by the police and will be escorted by police to the suite.
All impending admissions to the section 136 suite should be discussed with the nurse on duty prior to their arrival.
Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Clinical Commissioning Groups