Chesterholme Independent Hospital for Adults with Learning Disabilities
Chesterholme is an independent hospital situated in Hexham, Northumberland. It provides assessment and intervention for up to 16 men and women who are living with a learning disability and complex needs. People who have additional mental and physical health needs and behaviours that may be perceived to be challenging can also be supported at Chesterholme. The service can also support people who have been detained under the Mental Health Act.
This service provides a care pathway from the main hospital to a service which focuses and promotes greater independence in preparation for moving on to either a residential or a supported living setting.
The hospital is purpose built and each person has their own bedroom with en-suite facilities. Accommodation is generous and the people we serve can choose gender specific lounges and a choice of two dining areas. There are three private gardens and each of them offers different areas for people to relax or take part in other outdoor interests.
When people come to Chesterholme it may be for the following reasons; they could be moving from a home environment, supported living or from a residential service due to an illness or a crisis in their life. They may come following a placement from an NHS or other specialist learning disability service. Or it may be that they are moving on following a stay at a secure unit.
At Chesterholme we believe that everyone should be treated as a full and valued member of their community with the same rights as everyone else. Therefore, our focus is on rehabilitation and the improvement of the health and well-being of service users; developing trusting relationships and attaining positive outcomes. Service users are encouraged to identify and achieve their own personal aspirations using person centred thinking and approaches. We pride ourselves at Chesterholme on working hard with the people, their families and those closest to them to find out what is important to them and what their hopes and dreams for the future are. This is part of our commitment to use every opportunity we can to hear and act on the views of those we support and those who know and care about them best.
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