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Effra Ward

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Effra Ward is a 16 bedded ward for male patients located in the River House Medium Secure Unit, based at the Bethlem Royal Hospital. Effra provides a service for male forensic patients aged 18 years and over, detained under the MHA (1983) amended 2007, and is a Tier 2 ward located in the River House Medium Secure Unit, based at the Bethlem Royal Hospital.

Both Brook and Effra wards are classified as Tier 2 wards within River House and admit patients from the Tier 1 Admission wards, Norbury and Thames.

Effra Ward operates within the framework of recovery oriented practice, using My Shared Pathway (MSP). Brook encourages service user led involvement at all stages of their recovery and care pathway.

Effra ward takes patients from Lambeth, Southwark and Croydon and sometimes Lewisham. Their placements are funded by NHS England.

The expected length of stay in this ward will be approximately 6 to 18 months.

  • Service Borough Covers: Croydon, Lambeth, Southwark Treatment type: Inpatient
  • Contact the service

    Site Location: Bethlem Royal Hospital Known As: River House Phone Number: 020 3228 8500 or 020 3228 6411
  • Address: River House
    Bethlem Royal Hospital
    Monks Orchard Road,
    BR3 3BX
  • Other essential information

  • Conditions: Addictions, Anxiety, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Autism, Bipolar disorder, Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), Childhood degenerative disorders, Conduct disorder, Dementia, Depression, Dissociative disorders, Eating disorders, Learning disabilities, Neuropsychiatry, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Perinatal disorders, Persistent physical symptoms, Personality disorders, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Psychosexual, Psychosis, Self-harm
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