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.

Ward B1

Ward B1 is an Assessment Ward for mental health concerns providing care for 15 patients over the age of 65. The ward provides support and reassurance to both the patient and their carers.


The ward is 2 separate units compromising of:

Blyth Unit - This has 10 beds for patients with an illness caused by a medical or physical disease such as Dementia.

Clumber Unit - This has 5 beds for patients with an illness which is the result of psychological factors such as depression, anxiety, psychosis etc.


We offer a range of specialist services to those with mental health needs including:

  • assessment of daily needs.
  • psychology assessment.
  • cognitive assessments.


Patients will usually be assessed over a period of a few weeks then decisions are made jointly with carers and other agencies about future care. The ward links in to a number of other services such as community psychiatric nurses, dementia outreach nurses, Intensive Recovery Intervention Service (IRIS) and others which enables an assessment to be complete and discharge to be planned.


For more information please see leaflets below:

The Worry Catcher Service

Accessing our services

To access Ward B1 you will need a referral from your GP or a healthcare practitioner from the Intensive Recovery Intervention Service (IRIS) Team, Community Psychiatric Nurse, Rapid Response Liaison Psychiatry or the Accident and Emergency Department.

Service opening hours

24 hours.

Contact and find us

Ward Manager

Tel: 01909 572949, or a member of staff on the below numbers.


Clumber Unit

Tel: 01909 572 949


Blyth Unit

Tel: 01909 572 941
Fax: 01909 572 036


Ward B1

Bassetlaw Hospital
Blyth Road
S81 0BD


Getting here

Our site offers:

  • Car parking
  • Disabled access

Help in a crisis

Contact the Ward Manager on tel: 01909 572 949.

Information for health professionals

How to refer someone to this service

You can refer a patient to the service via their GP, the Intensive Recovery Intervention Service (IRIS) Team, Community Psychiatric Nurse, Rapid Response Liaison Psychiatry or the Accident and Emergency Department.


Lead clinician

Claire Wheeler, Ward Manager.


Service commissioned by

Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group



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