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Table 1 access to mental health services on ordinary wings and high support unit compared

From: Reducing the use of seclusion for mental disorder in a prison: implementing a high support unit in a prison using participant action research

  Ordinary prison wing High support unit
Number of cells 35 10
Number of prison officers per shift 4 3
Attendance of prison health care manager As required. Based in main prison surgery. daily
Hours of lock-down (confined to cells) 16.5 16.5
Nurses attend on the wing When requested Every day
Community mental health nurses attend on the wing Clinics in main prison surgery for those with appointments Three times a week and as requested
Psychiatrists attend on the wing Twice weekly clinics in main prison surgery for those with appointments (for 630 inmates) Three times a week and as requested for the ten inmates.
Multi-disciplinary/multi-agency reviews each week no yes