Psychiatric intensive care unit

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The Hartsholme Centre, based in Lincoln is a 10 bedded all male psychiatric intensive care service for people with acute mental health difficulties.

What the team provide

We deliver psychiatric intensive care in Lincolnshire for men over the age of 18.

We are a small specialist unit for people with complex needs who require short term intensive support to overcome a crisis period in their mental wellbeing - similar to the level of support patients with a physical health need would receive in a hospital’s intensive care unit.

The level of support people need usually requires a closer focus from staff who can monitor and support individuals to a much greater extent than the Trust’s acute mental health wards.

Our philosophy

Service users can expect:

  • To be cared for in a safe environment.
  • To have a care plan based on your individual needs.
  • To have the right to privacy.
  • To be listened to, and any concerns addressed promptly.
  • We will treat each other with dignity and respect.

Together we will:

  • Develop a plan of care which enables your recovery.
  • Create a plan of care which encourages your independence, personal choice, and develops your self-esteem.
  • Agree on how you wish your relatives and carers to be involved in your care.

Visiting times

Please note that all patient visiting has been suspended. More information here

Your friends, relatives and carers are welcome to visit you at the following times:

  • Monday - Friday: 6pm to 8pm
  • Weekends and Bank Holidays: 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm

This needs to be pre-booked with a member of the nursing team in advance. Please call the ward to arrange.

The team are happy to see relatives should they have any questions about your care. Please make an appointment with a member of staff.

Rowan Family Room

The Rowan Family Room is available for visits and is situated off the ward, this also allows children to be able to visit.

There will be a booking system in place for visits, please contact the ward to discuss this beforehand. Anyone wishing to visit outside these times can arrange to do so.

Protected therapeutic time

2pm to 3pm weekdays
(During this hour the ward staff are not available for meetings or outside visitors as the focus is to spend direct time with patients).



The Hartsholme Centre
St George's
Long Leys Road

Telephone: 01522 307322

All referrals via our Single Point of Access

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