Saxon Suite (Tameside)

Saxon Suite is an acute mental health ward offering twenty three beds for working age adults both male and female.

There are various ways in which you can be admitted to the ward, you may be here informally or if you've been detained under the Mental Health Act. Sometimes you may be unable to recognise that you're unwell during the first stages of a relapse in your mental state.

We work closely with teams based in the community as well A&E departments and emergency services.

Each of our bedrooms is en-suite offering a private toilet and shower area. We also have a laundry facility here on the ward so you can attend to your own laundry.

As a team we strive to provide personalised high quality care, which focuses on individual strengths and promotes recovery. This can only be achieved by working collaboratively with you, your families and carers. 

We have many different health care professionals on the ward including consultants, nursing staff, medical staff, and occupational therapists. We have a dietician and various other specialist services we can refer to if needed.

What support we offer

We offer many treatments and interventions, including dispensing prescribed medications, offering time to speak 1-1 with staff, working together on personalised care plans, and planning towards discharge.

Physical health monitoring is completed on admission and any concerns acted upon appropriately.

Our occupational therapy team offers assessments to identify how your mental or physical illness impacts on your ability to live and function. This can then highlight any areas where assistance maybe needed in order for you to maximise independence and safety in your daily life and occupation.

We have the support of other agencies on the ward.

A housing officer is available each Monday between 2pm – 4pm

Advocacy service is also available to support you in many ways, and attend the ward regularly

We hold a community meeting each Tuesday morning on the ward and this is an opportunity for you and us to get together and discuss any relevant items.