low secure unit

low secure unit

An inpatient mental health facility in the UK for patients who present a less serious physical danger to others, where the security measures are intended to impede rather than prevent absconding, with greater reliance on staffing arrangements and less reliance on physical security measures.
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- Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust - [pounds sterling]33 million to provide a new 40 bed low secure unit for people with learning disabilities.
In the report, they said: "We are also concerned that the housing development may be used as tenanted properties for people discharged from the low secure unit.
I had high-risk patients on a low secure unit. If the right staffing levels aren't in place, somebody could have got hurt.
e hospital has four admission wards, a nurse led psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU) and a low secure unit (LSU).
She said: "When we first opened the unit that the new Westwood Centre will replace, we were the first NHS low secure unit in the country.
Bosses took two snapshots of his use in May and June 2007, while he was working night shifts on ward B - a low secure unit for mentally disordered patients.
Avalon will complement the new low secure unit built next door, providing a renewed vibrancy on the Rathbone Hospital site serving the local community."
Shy Keenan of the Phoenix Survivors Trust said: "To put him in a low secure unit in the area he committed his crimes is unbelievable.
The development will include a new low secure unit and the refurbishment of existing facilities.
He said bosses took two snapshots of his use in May and June 2007, while he was working night shifts on ward B - a low secure unit for mentally disordered patients.
If the review goes in his favour, he will move to Thornford Park low secure unit in Berks.