Nightingale Hospital’s services for addiction treatment and rehabilitation continues throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here’s what you need to know:
- The inpatient addictions treatment service is fully functioning and open to new admissions. We continue to offer comprehensive assessments led by an experienced consultant psychiatrist in addiction, both face-to- face and remotely. We provide inpatient addictions treatment in two modalities: the 28-day addictions treatment programme and the addictions detox programme.
- Patient safety remains our number one priority. We have a dedicated COVID-19 Committee, Chaired by Akthar Hussain, Nightingale Hospital Managing Director, which meets daily, and policies are put in place to protect the health and safety of patients and staff.
- All new patients are required to complete a strict health screening questionnaire prior to accessing hospital services. All patients are asked to have been COVID-19 symptom-free for a seven-day period prior to accessing inpatient treatment.
- All new patients being admitted to the hospital will be tested for COVID-19 upon arrival. Newly admitted patients awaiting test results must self-isolate, and wear masks, which the hospital will provide if they need to engage with others. Test results are returned to the hospital within 24-48 hours.
- The hospital has a COVID-19 isolation ward for patients who display symptoms or who test positive for the virus
- The nursing teams and ward doctors continue to offer 24-hour care to all patients and the hospital is strictly following the UK Government and NHS guidance on the use of PPE.
- Robust measures have been put in place to ensure patients and staff comply with Public Health Guidelines on social distancing in all areas of the hospital
- For this reason, the addictions unit group therapy programme is being delivered remotely. Despite being new to many, we are delighted at the engagement of patients in this change and the positive feedback they have given.
- Patients access all groups from the comfort of their bedrooms using a device, and all patients have received detailed guidance on this. The hospital is providing devices to patients if they do not have their own.
- The Hospitals & Institutions (H&I) Committees for Alcoholic Anonymous and other 12-step programmes have kindly agreed to continue providing support to our inpatients by offering weekly remote H&I Committee meetings.
- We are continuing to offer these three groups, all remotely:
Weekly Addictions Aftercare Group for ex-patients
Weekly Addictions Family Support Group
Monthly Addictions Family Programme
For more information, please contact:
Patient Services Team
+44 (0)20 7535 7705
Nightingale Hospital Business & Client Liaison
firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0)20 7957 645 357.