St. George’s Park, opened in 2006, provides a full range of mental health facilities including:
- Acute adult admission/treatment
- Mother and baby
- Behavioural development
- Slow stream rehabilitation
- Continuing treatment and care
- Geriatric assessment/treatment/day hospital
St. George’s Park is also the base for our Northumberland Initial Response Team (IRT). The team provides 24-hour urgent mental health care to whoever might need it. The Northumberland IRT was launched at the the end of 2015. It is made up of clinical leads, mental health clinicians and experienced support staff. You can read more about the launch of the service in the Northumberland Gazette.
Anyone who lives in Northumberland who feels they need urgent mental health care can contact the Initial Response Team. This includes service users, carers and relatives. People who have not been previously diagnosed with a mental health problem are usually referred to the Initial Response Team via their GP, social care professional or voluntary organisations.
If you urgently need specialist advice, even if you have not been diagnosed with a mental health problem, you can still talk to a member of the team who can advise you.
You can call the Northumberland Initial Response Team on 0303 123 1146.
How did St. George’s Park come about?
The hospital design features standards especially developed mental healthcare facilities, with input from mental health professionals.
The Trust wanted to provide an atmosphere that promotes feelings of comfort, privacy, security and self-esteem for the people who use our services.
If you would like to find out more about St. George’s Park, you can get in touch with us.