The Linden Centre

01245 315802 Pudding Wood Lane, Broomfield , Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 7LF


Acute Adult Inpatient Service - Finchingfield Ward / Galleywood Ward

The Acute Inpatient Service provides 24 hour treatment and care in a safe and therapeutic setting, actively engaging and involving people who are experiencing an acute mental health episode which cannot be managed in a less restrictive setting, owing to the degree of risk, clinical need or patient choice. 

Patients receive individualised care and treatment based on the Care Programme Approach (CPA) which highlights crisis management and a place of safety, specialised risk assessments and risk management, intensive assessment, treatment and therapy, stabilisation of acute symptoms and relapse prevention.

Staff in these wards work closely with the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Teams (CRHT) and the Community Mental Health Teams (CMHT).

Mother & Baby Unit

Having a baby can be a time of great joy but it is also a time of huge change for both body and mind. All parents experience these changes to their emotions which can affect their relationships and everyday living. This can also lead to increasing feelings of stress.

The Rainbow Mother and Baby Unit is a specialist 5 bedded unit. The unit provides mental health care and treatment for women during the late stages of pregnancy and up to one year after the birth of their baby.

Adult Community Mental Health Teams

Our Community Mental Health Teams are split into , First Response Recovery and Wellbeing and Access and Assessment.

Newly referred patients will be seen for assessment by the First Response Team, who will treat patients for a period of up to six months.

People who require support for longer will be treated by the Recovery and Wellbeing Teams.

Access and Assessment

After a full and detailed assessment of your emotional, psychological and social needs, we may offer brief treatment before you are discharged back to your GP, transferred to one of our specialist teams or signposted to external agencies or community services.

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Quality of service at The Linden Centre

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Work

64%staff recommend this hospital as a place to work. 75 responses. 4748 staff work at this trust.

Friends and Family Test score: Mental Health

88%Patients recommend this hospital. 103 responses.

Friends and Family Test Score: Community

98%Patients recommend this hospital. 221 responses.

Friends and Family Test score: Staff - Care

83%staff recommend this hospital for care. 75 responses. 4748 staff work at this trust.

Last updated on 26 July 2017.

Information supplied by Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust