Help in a crisis and visiting information 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.
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 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:
- Blyth Unit - Ward 1 - Bassetlaw Hospital[pdf] 294KB
- Clumber Unit - Ward B1 [pdf] 300KB
- Worry Catcher Service Leaflet.pdf [pdf] 3MB
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.
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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.
Claire Wheeler, Ward Manager.
Service commissioned by
Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group