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Ferndene

Ferndene provides assessment and treatment for young people who have complex health, behavioural and emotional needs, including young people with a learning disability.

Ferndene is a purpose-built £27million inpatient centre. It was the first such integrated service of its kind in the country and is based on the former Prudhoe Hosptial site, 12 miles west of Newcastle.

The modern facilities provide accommodation for children and young people from North East England and Cumbria. Some of the specialist services also get referrals from across the United Kingdom.

Ferndene has 40 beds in four different units:

  • Riding: a six-bed unit providing comprehensive assessment and treatment for patients aged from 4-18 years with mild to moderate learning disability (4 to 12-year-olds) or moderate to severe learning disability (13 to 18-year-olds).
  • Fraser: a twelve-bed unit providing comprehensive assessment and treatment for patients aged from 12-18 years) with mental health and developmental needs and mild to moderate learning disability.
  • Stephenson: an eight-bed low secure unit providing comprehensive assessment and treatment for patients aged between 14 and 18 years with mild to moderate learning disability and a requirement for high levels of supervision in a safe environment.
  • Redburn: a 14-bed unit providing comprehensive assessment and treatment for patients under the age of 18 with early onset psychosis or complex mental health disorders.

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