Ty Catrin is a low secure mental illness and personality disorder service for men and women who require a medium-term placement and recovery-orientated specialist treatment in order to progress on their care pathway towards rehabilitation care.
The facility is split into six wards along with semi-independent flats onsite. The ward breakdown is as follows:
- Heath - 3 bedded locked rehabilitation ward for women with mental illness and personality disorder
- Roath - 8 bedded low secure ward for men with mental illness and personality disorder
- Sophia - 8 bedded low secure ward for women with mental illness and personality disorder
- Trelai - 4 bedded low secure ward for women with mental illness and personality disorder
- Victoria- 11 bedded low secure ward for women with mental illness and personality disorder
- Bute Ward - 11 bedded low secure ward for men with mental illness and personality disorder
Our aim is to rebuild the patient's confidence, self- esteem and hopes for the future and to give them the knowledge and resources to manage their own health so they can manage their own - sustainable - recovery.
All interventions aim to help the patient to understand the effect of their behaviour on others, to help them to manage the impact of external triggers on their behaviour and ultimately to promote the concept of recovery.
Social integration and the formation of friendships is an integral part of recovery. Within Ty Catrin we organise regular social events such as film nights, quiz evenings and even a summer fete, in order to enhance leisure time and assist in the development of social skills for the patient group.
Our therapy team consists of:
- Occupational therapists
- Consultant Forensic Psychiatrists
- Nursing team; including a Practice Nurse for physical health
- Social workers
- Healthcare assistants
We believe the environment in which our therapy takes place, is just as important as the treatment itself and we provide:
- Secure gardens
- Bedrooms have en-suite shower rooms, some of which are suitable for disabled use
- Allotments and a polytunnel greenhouse
- Arts and Crafts rooms including woodwork activities
- Gym / Fitness suite
- IT suite
- Relaxation areas
- Large 'piazza' communal area including pool table, table tennis, projector screen
- Family visiting suite
- Group therapy rooms
- Intensive Care Suite
- Pharmacist services
- Easy access into the Cardiff area, with the use of public transport
- Advocacy services
- Links with the local police, providing support and education on site
Ty Catrin has a strong step-down process for patients which includes access to an on-site pre-discharge flat, as well as specialist residential community-facing units and supported independent-living accommodation.
Dr Phil Huckle MB BCh FRCPsych MBA Dip Law LLB is Clinical Director, PiC Wales. He has 30 years of experience in psychiatry and has been a director of medical services with PiC since 1998.
Rosario has worked in mental health and learning disability settings for 25 years. Over the years she has developed an extensive knowledge of the operational management, during a time that Partnerships in Care has significantly increased its number of beds across the UK.
A member of the Corporate Management Group, Rosario has been with PiC since August 1989. In the summer of 2001 Rosario was appointed to the position of Executive Director for Partnerships in Care Learning Disability Services and in 2010 became the Regional Executive Director for PiC East of England Services, based at St John's House Hospital.