The Iveagh Centre is a hospital inpatient facility for young people with a learning disability and additional mental health problems, including:
- neuro-developmental disorders
- acute psychiatric disorders or illness
- severe behaviour difficulties
The Iveagh Centre has six beds and is open to young people aged from 12 to 17 years. Children under the age of 12 may be considered for assessment and treatment as a day patient if appropriate.
What we do
Each young person in our care has a named nurse who is responsible for coordinating their care and treatment.
Each young person also has a consultant psychiatrist who is responsible for their medical care. The consultant psychiatrist will get assistance from the team as required.
The services we provide are based on robust evidence and tailored to each individual young person. We encourage families and/or carers to get involved in each young person’s assessment, treatment and care.
How to access the service
We accept referrals from clinicians working in children’s community learning disability services.
Most young people will be assessed by the team before being admitted.
Emergency admissions are accepted if the young person meets the criteria and there is a bed available.
The team at the Iveagh Centre is made up of:
- clinical psychologists
- nurse therapists
- social workers
- speech and language therapists
- occupational therapists
- admin staff
- support services
Our team is also supported by a range of other services including:
- music therapy
- Arts Care