Skip to main content
×
×
Home

High Elms: a hostel ward which closed after four years

  • Ekkehart Staufenberg (a1) and Keith Bridges (a1)
Extract

Long stay patients who continue to require 24-hour nursing care can be divided into two main groups: those who need to remain in hospital and those who could receive their care outside hospital. The Hostel Ward, with a multidisciplinary team providing input to individualised rehabilitation programmes, has been conceived as a possible solution to providing care for the second group. Some of its clinical, social and economic benefits have been reported (e.g. Hyde et al, 1987) and there now seems to be increasing agreement about its potential value within the range of rehabilitation services needed by a health district for people with chronic psychiatric illnesses (Abrams, 1988). However, it is still a relatively new concept and as the experience of this type of service may vary from one district to another, further reports of its utility and limitations are still needed (Garety et al, 1988).

    • Send article to Kindle

      To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

      Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

      Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

      High Elms: a hostel ward which closed after four years
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Dropbox

      To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

      High Elms: a hostel ward which closed after four years
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Google Drive

      To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

      High Elms: a hostel ward which closed after four years
      Available formats
      ×
Copyright
This is an Open Access article, distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
References
Hide All
Abrams, M. (1988) Psychiatric morbidity of long stay hospital population (letter) British Medical Journal, 297, 1334.
Colgan, S. & Bridges, K. (1990) The development of a community support service for the chronically mentally ill in an inner city health district. Psychiatric Bulletin, 14, 710711.
Garety, P. A., Afele, H. K. & Isaacs, A. D. (1988) A hostel ward for new long-stay psychiatric patients: the careers of the first 10 years' residents. Bulletin of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 12, 183186.
Hyde, C., Bridges, K., Goldberg, D., Lowson, K., Sterling, C. & Faragher, B. (1987) The evaluation of a hostel ward. A controlled study using modified cost-benefit analysis. British Journal of Psychiatry, 151, 805812.
Wing, K. J. (1990) The functions of asylums. British Journal of Psychiatry, 157, 822827.
Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
  • URL: /core/journals/bjpsych-bulletin
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 3 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 11 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between 2nd January 2018 - 16th July 2018. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

High Elms: a hostel ward which closed after four years

  • Ekkehart Staufenberg (a1) and Keith Bridges (a1)
Submit a response

eLetters

No eLetters have been published for this article.

×

Reply to: Submit a response


Your details


Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *