Our aim is to promote, restore and maintain the mental health and wellbeing of the people referred to our service. Our service is an adult based mental health service for the Kildare/West Wicklow catchment area, which has a population of approximately 180,000. For the purpose of care management the area is divided into sectors, five sector areas in total. Within each sector there is a multidisciplinary team which comprises: Consultant Psychiatrist, Psychiatric Registrars, Ward-based and Community based nursing staff, Psychologist, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist, Secretarial staff and catering and household staff on the unit. In addition the unit has a staffed therapy area which is part of the treatment package and clients attend daily as appropriate to their needs.
Each sector has access to the Clinical Nurse Specialist in Drama therapy and the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Team. There is a designated nurse responsible for all aspects of the teaching, and training of staff with regard to electro convulsive therapy which is available on the unit.