Beckfield is a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) based at Hopewood Park, Sunderland.
A Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is a type of psychiatric inpatient ward. These wards are always locked, the entry and exit is controlled by the nursing staff.
The service is for men and women over the age of 18 years detained under The Mental Health Act (1983) who are experiencing a relapse or crisis and require a period of intensive secure care until they can return to an open inpatient unit.
How to get referred
Via Care Co-ordinator, GP and Specialist Mental Health Service