Rosebank Ward is a Psychatric Intensive Care Unit service for female service users. It provides a safe therapeutic environment for women in crisis or who are experiencing severe symptoms of mental illness.
During admission, women have their own room with ensuite toilet and shower facilities to safe guard their privacy and dignity. There is a communal dining area, an open plan lounge and quiet sitting room.
The unit is decorated in soft shades to produce a calm soothing environment. Service users were involved in choosing the colours, and the style of furniture to produce a homely therapeutic environment for female inpatients to begin their recovery. Additionally, there is air conditioning to provide a constant comfortable temperature for service users.
There are two landscaped garden areas/courtyard for women to get fresh air and spend time off the ward.
Supporting Individual During Admission - Staying in Contact
When someone is admitted to hospital, support from family and friends during admission and after is really important. If someone is very unwell or disturbed, it may not be beneficial to visit at the start of their admission. But texts and letters are a way to express your support. Call the ward to check if it is a good time to visit. Visiting times are from 2pm-8pm.
There is a Family Visiting room in the hospital with toys and soft furnishing for children to visit their mums without having to come onto the ward. Visits with children are by arrangement with the Ward Manager.
You can view information about visiting family members or friends admitted to the Ward here
We can provide bilingual workers to assist with understanding of what is happening and enhance the team’s understanding of the individual’s mental state. Interpreters are also booked for ward rounds and other meetings.
There are spiritual co-ordinators based in the Unit.