Elm Ward and Maple Ward are both 20 bedded adult acute admissions wards, based at West Park Hospital in Darlington.
The wards offer short term admission to people experiencing mental illness, when the risks are too high for them to be treated and supported within their own home.
A multi disciplinary care package is provided to reduce risks and stabilise illness to a level that people can return home at the earliest opportunity.
The service is for adults aged 18 years and up. It does not discriminate against age but focuses on safety.
Both wards offer physical health support, psychological therapies, medication reviews, occupational therapies and risk assessment.