Some patients require a more intensive approach to treatment than coming to the Clinic as an out-patient. Equally, some patients can benefit from more structured support when they are discharged from in-patient care. In both these cases, our Day Care service can help.
Our Day Care service operates three days per week between 9am and 5pm. Patients may attend for a single day per week or for multiple days. Different days have different themes and therefore some days may be more appropriate for your personal care plan, than others. Our current programme is available at the following link. Day Care Programme
Each day is limited to a maximum of 10 patients to ensure we are able to provide adequate one-to-one support.
Being Referred to Day Care
The suitability of Day Care is something that your consultant will discuss with you, if you are an existing patient at Cardinal Clinic. It may not be appropriate for all patients. Insurance funding is available for this, if your care is being funded in this way. If this is something that you and your consultant believe will be of value, you will be referred to our Day Care team. Patients who are referred directly to Day Care by their GP, are first seen by a consultant psychiatrist to identify the areas that need addressing. We do accept patients referring themselves to Day Care although an initial assessment from a consultant psychiatrist would be required to ensure that it was an appropriate service for your needs.
All patients then meet with a member of the Day Care team to discuss the appropriate days to attend. We encourage patients to attend at least once a week and up to a maximum of three times. As different days have different themes, there may be certain days which would be particularly appropriate for an individual patient’s care.
On joining the Day Care programme, each patient is allocated a key worker who is the main point of contact. They work collaboratively with the patient and the team to provide a process of continuous assessment. They also offer support and set and review your therapeutic and recovery goals. The key worker will form part of a patient’s multi-disciplinary team. This team comprises psychiatrists, nurses and psychologists who all work together to bring a unique range of experience and expertise to the treatment for each patient. The whole team actively supports patients in their goal to recovery.
For more information or for any questions regarding the day programme, please call 01753 869755 and ask to speak to a member of the team.
A day in the life
If it’s your first time visiting a mental health hospital like the Cardinal Clinic, it can feel a bit daunting not knowing what to expect.
To help put any worries to rest you are welcome to arrange a visit to the clinic before booking your appointment.