Service name

Edward Myers Inpatient Unit

Main contact numbers

01782 441715

Service based at

Edward Myers Unit
Harplands Hospital
Hilton Road
ST4 6TH – click here to get directions from Google Maps

Service hours

24 hours a day, 7 days a week

About Edward Myers Unit & the Referral Process

Self-Funded Detoxification

The Edward Myers Unit has resumed accepting private detoxification referrals. If you would like to call our team to be referred, please call 01782 441715 or request a call back below.

Request a callback from the Edward Myers Team to discuss private referrals

About the service

Coming onto the unit

A clear plan of care will be developed with you, involving your drug worker, community addiction nurse, or other professional, before you are placed on the ward waiting list or admitted to the ward. This will help you to know what is happening during your admission and be involved in the design of the follow‑on discharge plan.

Before admission you may be able to visit the ward to help you prepare.

Through the early part of your admission the care team will see you to refine your plan to meet your needs. It will be discussed and agreed with you.

You will have access to, and copies of, the care plans as appropriate.

Named nurse

You will be allocated a named nurse who will be responsible for your care while in hospital. If necessary, named nurses will liaise with and involve others in your care. They provide a link with other professionals. Your named nurse will have regular contact with you to discuss any concerns which you might have.

Supportive group work

During your stay you will be expected to participate in a number of group sessions, aimed at helping you maintain abstinence once you are discharged. Each weekday the physiotherapy department provides an exercise session, either on the ward or in the physiotherapy department. It consists of gentle exercise and takes into consideration your physical ability.

Ward nursing staff run two groups a day lasting an hour each. The aim is for you to develop relapse prevention and relaxation techniques to help you to maintain a drug/alcohol-free lifestyle after you are discharged. We also offer complementary therapies such as relaxation and auricular acupuncture.

We offer education sessions, providing you with information on the effects of alcohol/drug misuse. Outside agencies attend the ward regularly, giving you an idea of other services that are available.

PLEASE NOTE: As part of the Trust’s commitment to make it as easy as possible for our service users, carers and visitors to access and use our Harplands Hospital services, we have introduced a new camera controlled car park management system on the hospital site. You will be required to register your vehicle’s details if you are visiting the Harplands site. Please click on this link for more information. A downloadable leaflet for further information is available here.

Feedback from patients

Feedback from self-referred patients

Careers at Edward Myers Unit