In the light of the recent Government announcements, we have taken the decision to suspend visiting times across all our wards at the Airedale Centre for Mental Health with immediate effect. This is to help us to continue to protect our service users, our staff and our wider communities and to limit the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.
On Bracken ward we care for anyone over the age of 65 who is experiencing acute mental health issues.
We offer an assessment and treatment service to support you with the symptoms you may be experiencing associated with acute mental health. Our specialised multi-disciplinary team including registered mental health nurses, healthcare support workers and occupational therapists will help support you with personal care and structuring your day to support you with your recovery.
Bracken ward has 22 beds arranged across separate corridors for both men and women. All patients have their own bedroom, with key fob lock, enhancing privacy and dignity on the ward.
We do have separate dining rooms on the ward, but patients are encouraged to dine and take part in activities together.
From 1 July 2015 all our in-patient sites became smoke free facilities.
Telephone: 01535 678 127
Visiting times for Bracken Ward:
- 2.00pm – 4.00pm
- 6.00pm – 8.00pm
If you are unable to visit during these hours, please discuss with the ward manager.
Airedale Centre for Mental Health, Skipton Road, Keighley, BD20 6TA
We accept referrals from GP’s, Community Mental Health services, and emergency admissions via A&E.
Patients are admitted when they are experiencing mental health issues at the acute stage.
Bracken ward is for anyone who lives across the Bradford district.