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‘Place of safety’ for vulnerable adults

WORK on a �10.4 million development at Scarboroughs Cross Lane Hospital is moving ahead following the appointment of a contractor.
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust have chosen Leeds-based construction company Kier Northern to work with them on the modernisation of the site.
Cross Lane Hospital provides adult and older peoples mental health services to the community in Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale.
The trust plans to build a specialist care assessment and treatment unit for older people to replace the outdated buildings on site.
This new, modern and spacious accommodation will allow staff to provide more individualised care for older people with different needs such as Alzheimers or depression.

WORK on a �10.4 million development at Scarboroughs Cross Lane Hospital is moving ahead following the appointment of a contractor. Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust have chosen Leeds-based construction company Kier Northern to work with them on the modernisation of the site. Cross Lane Hospital provides adult and older peoples mental health services to the community in Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale. The trust plans to build a specialist care assessment and treatment unit for older people to replace the outdated buildings on site. This new, modern and spacious accommodation will allow staff to provide more individualised care for older people with different needs such as Alzheimers or depression.

A “place of safety” has been opened at Cross Lane Hospital, Scarborough, for vulnerable adults detained by the police under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act.

The opening of the service has been made possible through a partnership between NHS Scarborough and Ryedale Clinical Commissioning Group, which has funded the service, North Yorkshire Police, 
Tees Esk and Wear Valley’s NHS Foundation Trust, who will run the service, and 
North Yorkshire County Council.

A Section 136 Place of Safety is somewhere a person can be detained for up to 72 hours if they are in mental health crisis and the police believe them to be in immediate need of care for the sake of their own, or another person’s, safety.

Until now the police had no option but to take these people to a custody suite, even though they may not have committed an offence. Now they can be kept at Cross Lane Hospital while medical assessments take place and arrangements are made for their treatment and care.

 

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