Support for the individual begins prior to admission to Billingham Grange, with a detailed and comprehensive pre-admission assessment, which includes liaison with all multi-disciplinary professionals involved in the patients’ care. All patients are offered up to twelve weeks of assessment to ensure we are able to meet the needs of the individual. Multi-disciplinary team-based planning for discharge starts on admission, using effective risk management and a modified recovery model, taking into account the patient’s best interests.
Care management plans set realistic outcomes, and patients remain stakeholders throughout their care pathway.
Following an individual patient assessment and formulation, a care plan will be drawn up based on evidenced-based therapies, care and treatment and, where required, a personcentred
Positive Behaviour Support Plan will be formulated with the individual. Individual treatment plans may include sports/mobility therapy, regular massage or other noninvasive complementary therapies, work with a Nordoff Robbins-accredited music therapist, an accredited art psychotherapist, horticultural therapy and 1:1 and/or groupbased therapies. Discharge planning commences upon admission. Discharge care plans are formulated with the patient, and incorporate clear goals to facilitate discharge. These goals are reviewed by the patient and members of the MDT during their monthly ward round. Respect for diversity and treating people as individuals plays a key part in all treatment planning and care delivery.
Billingham Grange provides treatment and care under the provision of the Mental Health Act, DoLS, or as an informal patient. Patients’ treatment and care pathways are formulated, delivered and reviewed by a highly-skilled multi-disciplinary team, and are supported by a resident Mental Health Act administrator. Our multi-disciplinary team works in collaboration with patients,
families and community agencies to develop effective treatment programmes for improving quality of life and maximising independence.
Billingham Grange provides a safe environment with accessible gardens which provide a basis for therapy and leisure. Wards are age and gender-specific and patient areas are continually under review for improvements.