WARD SECURITY LEVEL

The level of security for a WARD.

Format / Length

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National Codes

Code Description

0

General (non-secure)

 

Non secure accommodation or accommodation that only has normal levels of security such as general WARDS

1

Low Secure

Low secure WARDS/units deliver comprehensive, multidisciplinary, treatment and care by qualified staff for PATIENTS who demonstrate disturbed behaviour in the context of a serious mental disorder and who require the provision of security. This includes (but is not limited to) Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), low secure forensic services, challenging behaviour services, and secure rehabilitation services.

2

Medium Secure

Medium secure  WARDS/units deliver comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatment and care by qualified staff for PATIENTS who demonstrate disturbed behaviour in the context of a serious mental disorder and who may present a serious risk to others.

3

High Secure

High secure  WARDS/hospitals provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatment and care by qualified staff for PATIENTS who demonstrate disturbed behaviour in the context of a serious mental disorder and have been assessed as presenting a grave and immediate danger to others.  The Hospital must be part of an NHS Trust approved by the Secretary of State to provide high security psychiatric services.

Also Known As

This data element is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural WARD SECURITY LEVELS

Where Used

Type Link How used
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 120 - Admitted Patient Care - Finished Birth Episode CDS references in description WARD SECURITY LEVEL
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 130 - Admitted Patient Care - Finished General Episode CDS references in description WARD SECURITY LEVEL
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 140 - Admitted Patient Care - Finished Delivery Episode CDS references in description WARD SECURITY LEVEL
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 170 - Admitted Patient Care - Detained and or Long Term Psychiatric Census CDS references in description WARD SECURITY LEVEL
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 180 - Admitted Patient Care - Unfinished Birth Episode CDS references in description WARD SECURITY LEVEL
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 190 - Admitted Patient Care - Unfinished General Episode CDS references in description WARD SECURITY LEVEL
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 200 - Admitted Patient Care - Unfinished Delivery Episode CDS references in description WARD SECURITY LEVEL
Data Set Mental Health Services Data Set references in description WARD SECURITY LEVEL
Data Element WARD SECURITY LEVEL references in description WARD SECURITY LEVEL