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Wallace Hospital

Wallace211 Web sizeLocation: Dundee      
Number of beds: 10   
Gender: Mixed    
Age: 18+
Service: Hospital

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Katrina McArthur     

Katrina McArthur 2018  

Wallace Hospital
119 Americanmuir Road
Dundee DD3 9AG
01382 819 910

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Wallace Hospital is an Independent Hospital for people living with a learning disability, who may also have a diagnosis of autism

Situated in a residential area of Dundee, Wallace Hospital provides assessment and treatment for up to ten people with learning disabilities with or without autistic spectrum disorder, as well as complex needs and behaviours. The team can also support those who have additional mental or physical health needs, as well as those who have been detained under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act.

Wallace Hospital is a detached purpose-built building with its own gardens. The independent hospital is situated on the first floor and is split into two areas:

  • Seven en-suite bedrooms with access to a number of good sized living areas to choose from, including two lounges, a dining room and a life skills kitchen for people wanting to prepare or cook food for themselves or their visitors.
  • Three enhanced support suites for those who may find it difficult to interact or live with others in close proximity. Each apartment has its own living space, kitchenette and bathroom.

Within the grounds there is a separate building, Corbet Lodge, where people can enjoy a range of creative table top crafts and games, whilst also learning some valuable independent living skills. This area is dedicated to activities and supporting life skills in readiness for moving on.

Wallace Hospital is located in the city of Dundee, which has an extensive array of community amenities for people to access, including leisure centres, social clubs, shops, colleges, and work placement settings. Service users can also enjoy walks and visits to the nearby botanical gardens and Discovery Quay.

Wallace Hospital has a dedicated Activity Coordinator who supports service users to have individual activity plans, which are created based on each person’s likes and hobbies. Their goal is to enable people to structure their time, build relationships and establish a balance between therapy, self-care, work and leisure, as appropriate to their individual needs.

People come to Wallace Hospital from a home environment, supported living or residential service due to an illness or a crisis in their life. They may also come following a stay at an NHS or other specialist learning disability service, including a secure service.

Based on the ground floor of Wallace Hospital is Thistle Care Home. This new care home with nursing service has been created to provide a less restrictive community service with the unique advantage of being a nurse led step down service. Click here for more information on Thistle Care Home.

Our Model of Care

Within Wallace Hospital we follow the five key principles that form our model of care, Personal PATHS.

1. Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
2. Appreciative Inquiry Methodology
3. Therapeutic Outcomes
4. Healthy Lifestyles
5. Safe Services

We believe that we must be fully accountable to the people we support, their families and to those who commission services on their behalf. Personal PATHS model of care is our unique way of supporting this.

We are regulated by Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS). Any service user, their family or representatives can complain to HIS at any stage of any complaint they may have.

Click here to view the latest HIS report on Wallace Hospital

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