Thames Lodge our new medium secure unit is now open. Patients and staff have now moved into the new state of the art 80 bed unit, are settling in and already beginning to benefit from a wide range of improvements.

Three Bridges reception areaReplacing outdated buildings with fit-for-purpose accommodation, Thames Lodge provides a bright, welcoming environment which will help our staff to deliver excellent care and continuously improve our services.

Look inside the new unit

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At the beginning of February this year, all male medium secure services in our regional secure unit, and one ward (Rollo May) based in the Tony Hillis Wing moved over to our new medium secure unit, Thames Lodge.

Now, to tell you about how our new ways of working, modern fit for purpose building, specially selected equipment and calming outdoor spaces are all benefitting service users, we’ve produced video which allows those living and working at Thames Lodge tell you themselves.

This short, but informative film outlines explains how our new clinical model will improve the delivery of treatment and care. It also showcases larger ward areas, easier service user access to multi-disciplinary teams and the fresh cook kitchen which provide delicious, healthy well balanced meals twice daily.

As well a host of other innovative facilities, you can also find out more about our in house dental suite, a new service we’ve introduced so that service users no longer have to leave the site for treatment. You’ll also be able to take a look around the Riverside Centre, our new community hub which offers work and training opportunities, where service users will be expected to participate in at least 25 hours of meaningful activity a week.

Watch the video below to see just how much the upgraded unit will enhance the wellbeing and recovery journey of our service users.

Introduction to Thames Lodge – The new medium secure unit at WLMHT from Healthcare Films on Vimeo.