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Eileen Skellern 1 Ward and Place of Safety

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Eileen Skellern 1 (ES1) is a psychiatric intensive care ward (PICU) at the Maudsley Hospital. We offer care for women, aged 16-65, who live in the London Borough of Southwark.

Our team includes health and social care staff from a range of professions. We provide secure psychiatric and intensive hospital care for people who have severe and ongoing mental illnesses whose behaviour makes them unsafe, either to themselves or others, and who cannot be treated in an open ward.

We provide assessment, treatment and intensive nursing care.

A small number of people are brought to hospital under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act. This is a power that police officers can use if someone is in a public place and the police have concerns about them. We have a separate, designated place of safety, a '136 Suite', where they can be admitted, assessed and cared for. The police also have powers under the Mental Capacity Act to take someone, either from a public place or their home, to a place of safety - normally this would be to an Emergency Department.

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

    Site Location: Maudsley Hospital Known As: ES1 PICU Phone Number: 020 3228 2070 or 020 3228 2071
  • Disabled Access:

    Yes, the ward is situated on the ground floor.

  • Address: Eileen Skellern House
    Maudsley Hospital
    Denmark Hill,
    SE5 8AZ
  • Business Hours/Visiting Hours:

    The service operates Monday-Friday, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

  • 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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