Some young people are admitted straight to the unit from home and others are able to visit before their admission day. It depends on your needs and how quickly you need to come into hospital. 

We understand that being admitted to hospital can seem quite daunting so we will give you lots of support to help you feel at home. Your parents/carers are welcome to help you settle in and they will have lots of opportunities to visit. Each young person has a care team of two nurses (primary and associate) and a health care assistant who will work with you closely during your stay; one of your team will greet you when you arrive and help you settle in. 

On your first day your primary nurse will spend lots of time getting to know you and introducing you to the ward. You will also meet one of our doctors who will go through your medical history and give you a physical examination. Your parents/carers can accompany you for this if you would like them to. The doctor will also want to carry out a few tests but these will be explained in more detail on the day. 

When you feel ready your primary nurse will introduce you to the other young people who are usually very supportive and welcoming and you can start join the unit programme of activities.

Further information

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