Trevor Gibbens Unit (Kent Forensic Psychiatry Service)

Based at the Trevor Gibbens Unit (TGU) this service provides medium secure care (assessment, treatment and rehabilitation) for men and women. The unit aims to offer a high quality service based on national strategies from the Department of Health and the Ministry of Justice.

The unit currently provides 55 medium secure beds and 10 step-down beds.

Wards

TGU is registered as a service providing medium secure care.  Each of the five wards provide a different level of service to meet patients needs:

Penshurst

Penshurst ward is an acute ward that specialises in the assessment and treatment of adults with complex mental health needs who require care in a medium secure setting as a response to offending and/or challenging behaviour.

Groombridge

Groombridge ward has 12 beds for men and specialises in the assessment and treatment of adults with complex mental health needs who require care in a medium secure setting.

Emmetts

Emmetts ward has 16 beds for men and specialises in the assessment and treatment of adults with complex mental health needs who require care in a medium secure setting.

Walmer

Walmer ward has 12 beds for women and is an acute and rehabilitation ward. It specialises in the assessment and treatment of adults with complex mental health needs who require care in a medium secure setting as a response to offending and/or challenging behaviour.

Bedgebury

Bedgebury ward has six beds for men and four beds for women and is a ‘step-down’ ward. It specialises in the assessment and treatment of adults with complex mental health needs who require care in a medium secure setting as a response to offending and/or challenging behaviour

Lakeside Lounge Café

The Lakeside Lounge Café at the TGU is a vocational rehabilitation project providing invaluable work experience for the service users at the TGU.

 

Referrals

Referrals should be made in writing and may come from general adult mental health services, Prison Inreach teams and other professionals involved in the care and management of clients.

Contact us

01622 723100

01622 723189

Trevor Gibbons Unit
Hermitage Lane
Maidstone
Kent
ME16 9PL

Conditions treated