Saxon Suite (Tameside)

We are an acute mental health ward with 23 beds for working age adults, both male and female.

There are various ways in which you can be admitted to us: you may be here informally or if you've been detained under the Mental Health Act.

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

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.

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

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 may be needed, so we can help maximise your independence and safety in your daily life.

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 - this is an opportunity for you and us to get together and discuss any relevant items.