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Gartnavel Royal Hospital - Ward Information

Wards

Gartnavel Royal Hospital has six separate wards and all service users will be given detailed information on the individual ward they have been admitted to. A medical and nursing assessment of needs, which includes a baseline medical examination, is carried out following admission and service users are encouraged to play an active part in the assessment process.   A risk management plan is developed for each individual service user which includes agreement on the level of observation and leave arrangements from the ward. A nursing care plan, which has clearly defined care goal, is also developed in partnership with each service user. This is monitored and reviewed on an ongoing basis and services users are encouraged, where possible, to participate in the multi-disciplinary team reviews.

Cuthbertson Ward – 20 beds

Cuthbertson House is an acute admission/assessment ward for people whose mental illness has been caused by a brain impairment (also know as organic mental illness). This includes people who have developed dementia as a result of Alzheimer's, Pick's and Huntingdon's disease. The ward aims to help patients achieve maximum independence and support relatives and carers through the assessment process. The ward has formed close links with Glenkirk Resource Centre.

Henderson House Ward – 20 beds

The ward provides care and treatment for individuals from 16-65 years of age who are experiencing wide ranging mental health difficulties of a severe and / or enduring nature. The ward also provides a detoxification service for clients who have drug problems. Henderson has formed close links with Goldenhill Resource Centre and the Intermediate Services based in the resource centre.

IPCU – 12 beds

The ward provides care and treatment for individuals who are in an acute phase of their illness and where their needs cannot be met in the open ward setting.

McNair House – 20 beds

(Moved to the new Gartnavel Royal Hospital in November 2007)
The ward provides care and treatment for individuals from 16-65 years of age who are experiencing wide ranging mental health difficulties of a severe and / or enduring nature. McNair has formed close links with Riverside Resource Centre and the Intermediate services located at Whittingham Gardens.

Rutherford House Ward – 20 beds

(Moved to the new Gartnavel Royal Hospital in November 2007)
The ward provides care and treatment for individuals from 16-65 years of age who are experiencing wide ranging mental health difficulties of a severe and / or enduring nature. Rutherford has formed close links with both the Arndale and Riverside Resource Centre and the Intermediate Services at Whittinghame Gardens.

Timbury Ward – 25 beds

(Moved to the new Gartnavel Royal Hospital in November 2007)
Timbury House is an acute admission/assessment ward for persons aged 65 years and over who suffer from a functional mental illness. These are illnesses which are not caused by any obvious or detectable brain impairment. It includes conditions such as bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression and schizophrenia. The ward has formed close links with Glenkirk Resource Centre.

Kelvin House (12 beds) & Clyde House (18 beds) – Rehabilitation Services

Kelvin & Clyde House take referrals from the IPCU and acute admission wards (Henderson, Rutherford, McNair and older peoples functional wards). Rehabilitation services are accessed by people who have recurring mental health problems associated with more severe difficulties maintaining independent living, safety and quality of life when residing in the community. They have typically had long-stays and/or frequent admissions to the wards. The length of admission to rehabilitation services varies on a case-by-case basis depending on individual circumstances, with a minority of people needing high-intensity care for long-periods. For the majority of people, the rehabilitation services are utilised as preparation for moving onto supported accommodation or their own home with community support. A multidisciplinary team (nursing, clinical psychology, medical and occupational therapy) supports the person towards recovery and coping with the challenges of recurring mental health problems, including providing relevant support and advice for the person’s family/social support network whenever possible.

Each person will have a treatment plan tailored to meet their needs which they are fully involved in and which is regularly reviewed. This will include one to one interventions and group working. Typically people are offered psychological therapies, help with activities of daily living, medicine management and vocational and employability support.