We provide inpatient services to adults of working age across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire.
For some patients this may be a brief stay for intensive treatment and support, others who suffer from severe and enduring mental illness may require more frequent admissions.
These services form part of the patient pathway and work in conjunction with our community mental health teams, crisis resolution and home treatment teams, as well as assertive outreach and early intervention services.
The wards offer a multi-disciplinary approach to the provision of patient care. The interventions include talkingtherapies, medical input, socialisation and social skills training as well as assessment of needs and medication.
During an inpatient admission support and advice is also available to carers and relatives. The team will liaise with the voluntary sector, and social and community services as well as primary care as appropriate.
The high standard of our inpatient wards has been recognised through AIMS accreditation. You can view our video above that explains what this means.
However, our wards work closely with our community mental health teams in order to promote discharge as quick as possible.
A variety of skilled therapeutic rehabilitation and leisure activities take place, the focus being on activities of daily living, skills acquisition and maintenance. We work collaboratively with service users to promote social inclusion and optimum independence.
Our PICUs provide assessment and active, intensive and comprehensive multi-disciplinary treatment for individuals whose behaviour demands a level of observation and care beyond that which can be provided on an open acute admission ward.
Last updated: 16 August, 2017
Coronavirus (COVID-19): We are not allowing visitors to any of our hospital or inpatient sites in order to protect our patients and staff who care for them from the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus). This is with effect from Monday 23 March 2020 until further notice.
New! Call the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Mental Health Helpline if you need help with a mental health problem, but it is not an emergency.
This number replaces 111 for mental health advice in Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire. Learn more…