Southern Hill PICU & Acute Inpatient Mental Health Service

Southern Hill PICU & Acute Inpatient Mental Health Service

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Southern Hill PICU & Acute Inpatient Mental Health Service

Southern Hill Hospital has 25 mental health beds across two wards, as well as a 5 bed Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). Southern Hill Hospital is able to offer a 24 hour acute admission within a safe and secure environment.

Southern Hill Hospital provides assessment, care and treatment to people who are experiencing their first episode of mental health symptoms, and to those experiencing long term and enduring mental illness, supporting them in their journey to recovery.

Southern Hill Hospital is a beautiful renovated Victorian building with extensive woodland gardens and grounds providing privacy and tranquillity, within 18 acres of outstanding natural beauty close to the North Norfolk coast.

We aim to promote positive values, treat you with dignity and respect, encourage you to make choices and involve you in every aspect of your recovery pathway.

Who we support

All of our services provide 24-hour medical cover and admissions.

Our PICU services are for people aged 18-plus who are detained under the Mental Health Act. We aim for short and rapid interventions to help individuals regain a sense of control in their lives to help them to move onto the least restrictive care setting possible.

Our acute services support detained and informal individuals as a step down from PICU, as well as direct admissions.

In PICU and acute services each person is assessed by a full MDT shortly after admission. Southern Hill Hospital supports individuals experiencing a range of conditions including but not exclusively: psychosis; acute depressive illness; personality disorder; self-harm; dual diagnosis; acute mental illness; bi-polar, schizophrenia.

Acute Care

Our Acute services can support people who are detained under the Mental Health Act, or who are admitted to hospital informally. People may access our acute service either as a direct admission or by stepping down from PICU services. We can support individuals experiencing difficulties due to a range of conditions including bipolar disorder, psychosis, depression, personality disorder, self-harm, dual diagnosis, acute mental illness, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and others.

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PICU

Our PICU Service specialises in the assessment and comprehensive treatment of people with a broad spectrum of acute and enduring mental health needs. We provide care and treatment to people who are experiencing the most acute phase of a mental illness and who are often in crisis. The aim of the PICU is to stabilise the person as quickly as possible, assess for further needs and implement the care and treatment required. As soon as it is safe to do so we will move the person to an acute unit for the duration of their required treatment.

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We aim to promote positive values, treat you with dignity and respect, encourage you to make choices and involve you in every aspect of your recovery pathway.