Effective Treatment

The Edward Myers Unit is one of six NHS-run, inpatient, managed detoxification units across the country. Based within an NHS mental health trust, the unit has over 30 years’ experience of delivering inpatient services. We have been rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC and achieve excellent outcomes.

The Edward Myers Unit is one of six NHS-run, inpatient, managed detoxification units across the country. Based within an NHS mental health trust, the unit has over 30 years’ experience of delivering inpatient services. We have been rated ‘outstanding’ by the CQC and achieve excellent outcomes.

Our high-quality, clinically safe and effective treatment is provided within a nurturing and respectful environment built around the individual needs of our patients. This personalised and comprehensive approach supports people to detox safely and achieve long-term and sustained recovery.

Our service is led by Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Derrett Watts, who has extensive experience of working with people with complex substance misuse needs.

What makes us special?

Our distinct approach includes:

  1. Our ability able to assess complexity/acuity.
  2. Our ability to effectively manage cognitive impairment.
  3. Our ability to manage complex mental and physical comorbidities.
  4. Our range of professional expertise.
  5. Our provision of training and guidance for other healthcare professionals.

Our Effective Services

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24/7 NHS medically-managed
inpatient detox service

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7 day average duration
for alcohol detox

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93% successful completion rate for alcohol and opiate treatment (combined) 

This figure is based on an average of January-August 2021 data.

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Part of an NHS Trust rated
‘outstanding’ by the CQC