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Harbour Suite - Adult Ward

Visiting times

Harbour suite living area2pm to 4pm
7pm to 8pm

The unit is the admission facility for people experiencing acute mental illness and/or distress. It caters for the adult population of the Island (16+).

The aim of the unit is to provide a safe environment delivering specialist care from a multi disciplinary team which focuses on the individual needs of the patient.

Inpatient information

On Arrival

When you arrive in Manannan Court you will be welcomed by a member of the clinical team looking after you and you will be introduced to the admitting nurse.

You will have an assessment and where possible, this will be carried out jointly by a doctor and a nurse. The assessment will involve taking a background history as well as the details of your presenting mental health problems. Physical tests will also be planned.

A member of the team will show you around the ward and give you information about it. You will also be shown your bedroom and the member of staff will stay with you to help you settle in.

Care Plan

While in Manannan Court your treatment will be organised and set down in writing and you will be able to receive a copy of your care plan. Your care plan will be tailored specifically to your needs. This means you will be involved in talking about and agreeing what your own health and social care needs are and how these can be best met.

Your named nurse will be able to give you any information you need about your care plan and there is also a Care Programme Approach leaflet available.

How long will I have to stay in Manannan Court?

Everyone's needs are different and the length of your stay will depend on your needs. However, staff will begin to discuss your discharge with you as soon as possible after your admission as we try to keep your time in hospital to a minimum. It is important to us that you do not remain in hospital any longer than you need to.


Please bring all your medicines into Manannan Court with you if your admission is planned. If your admission was unplanned, please ask someone to bring them in as soon as possible. All medicines should be handed in to the nurse in charge.

It is important that any medication brought in is in its original and labelled container. Bringing your medication with you will help for the following reasons:

• Informing the care team what medicines you are taking and when
• Ensuring that your medicines can be continued while you are in hospital
• It will help us to complete your discharge prescription more quickly allowing you home sooner.

Having visitors

ReceptionPlease talk to your named nurse regarding visits from your friends and family members.

Children can visit you if they are your brother or sister or your own children. However, they must be accompanied by another adult and will see you in a family room away from the ward.

There are designated visiting areas on each of the wards for other visits.

To help us promote a structured day and enable you to participate in daily therapeutic activities we have set visiting times which are at the top of this page. 


All staff have a legal obligation to keep records and information about you confidential. The information that you share with Mental Health Service staff is used in the assessment, planning and provision of your individual treatment and care. This forms part of your health care record which is retained by the Service in electronic and/or paper format.

It may be necessary to share information about your illness or care with other professionals. The person receiving such information is also legally obliged to respect your confidentiality.

If you would like further information regarding your records, please discuss this with your named nurse. The storage and use of information within the Mental Health Service is compliant with the requirements of the Data Protection Act (2002).

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