Many older people are able to receive the mental health care they need in or near their own homes. But we want to provide the best possible environment for those people who need to spend time in hospital. The unit has been designed to ensure that it provides older people with the best possible environment during their stay.

About Westerdale unit

The Westerdale unit in Dalesway is an assessment and treatment unit for older people with mental health conditions.

Westerdale provides a specially designed inpatient unit, divided into two wards. Patients are allocated a ward based on diagnosis, with separate assessment and treatment beds for people with dementia (degenerative mental health problems) and for those with functional mental health problems.

The two wards are:

  • Westerdale North - cares for people with functional conditions such as depression and anxiety as well as psychotic illnesses.
  • Westerdale South - cares for people with organic conditions such as dementia. 

Each single, en-suite bedroom is on the ground floor with a window seat overlooking the landscape of Roseberrry Park.

The unit has its own enclosed gardens. 

Westerdale aims to deliver high quality, clinically effective care within a pleasant and healing environment, to improve people's lives by minimising the impact of mental health. The teams also aim to promote recovery, wellbeing and person centred care so that patients are discharged from hospital as early as possible.

Westerdale North and Westerdale South have both temporarily moved to Sandwell Park due to major building work required to Roseberry Park site. Read the press release and full briefing. If you have any questions about the move you can contact Tom Hurst, Modern Matron on 01429 285601.



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