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Mental Health Inpatient Services

Inpatient services are provided to meet the general mental health/psychiatric needs of the population of the Isle of Wight.

Acute Services are based within the Sevenacres unit which is based on the St Marys Hospital site.

Being sited on the general hospital site allows us to work closely with our other health colleagues to ensure that our patients full health needs can be met effectively and efficiently.



Has three wards within the Unit. All wards offer single room accommodation with shared en-suite facilities. The layout of the building and patient accommodation ensures that we are able ensure the privacy and dignity of those people whom we are treating.

All ward areas have a programme of therapeutic activities and groups aimed at maximising peoples independence and ensuring that they have the chance to learn new skills to assist in their recovery.

Visiting hours are Monday - Friday 6pm-8pm

Saturday and Sunday 2pm-4pm & 6pm-8pm

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Afton Ward

Is a 12 bed acute admission unit for older people experiencing severe mental health problems. The ward also takes admissions for people who have associated physical health problems. The ward actively encourages all patients to be involved in the variety of treatments and activities available in order to maximise their independence whilst recovering.


Osborne Ward

Is an 18 bedded ward which primarily caters for people under the age of 65 requiring inpatient care. The ward offers a full programme of group based treatments, which patients are expected to engage with during their stay on the ward.


Seagrove Ward 

Is an 8 bedded Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) which cares for people who may need to be in a secure environment at the beginning of their inpatient treatment pathway. The unit offers a range of activities to patients in order to keep them engaged in their treatment and recovery.

The unit has an Electroconvulsive Therapy Treatment Clinic (ECT). This ensures that we can offer this life-saving treatment to patients in a safe and efficient way. This service has been nationally accredited as “Excellent” by the national regulating body.

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The Home Treatment team is based within the Sevenacres unit. This team acts as a “gatekeeper” to hospital admission. This ensures that only people who truly require inpatient care have to experience the disruption of an admission to hospital. The Home Treatment team support many people at home where it is safe to do so. They also help to facilitate a person’s discharge from hospital when a person is on the road to recovery.  Through developments in the team people can access a range of group based support and treatment when they leave hospital, to assist in their recovery.


Other Mental Health Units

There are other mental health units provided by the Trust, which provide inpatient care:

  • Shackleton Ward is a 4 bedded unit which provides specialist inpatient assessment and care for those suffering with dementia. The unit is able to offer assessment and advice to relatives/carers and residential homes on the management of people who present challenging problems in the care that they require. The unit is also able to offer advice to/for individuals who are not receiving inpatient care. There are plans to develop an outreach service from the unit to enable people to be assessed in their own living environment. Shackleton under Refurbishment (March 2019) Please read the following for further information 
  • Woodlands is a 10 bedded rehabilitation unit. It is provided off the hospital site within a local community. It offers longer term rehabilitation approaches for people who need to learn or re-learn the skills required to live independently. Patients are offered help and support with a range of  self care and life skills to equip them in their recovery.

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