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Make a Referral

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Referral Information for Healthcare Professionals

Inpatient services

We welcome referrals from healthcare professionals such as Care Co-ordinators, Consultant Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Social Workers or Commissioners.

If you would like to have a discussion about a potential referral; bed availability or funding please contact Amy Bedingham on 01904 420910.

Before sending in a referral, please liaise with the relevant funding authority for confirmation that they are happy for The Retreat to carry out an assessment.

To make a referral please complete our Patient Referral Form in order to help our clinicians choose the most appropriate service for your patient’s needs.

The document can be securely emailed to retreat.york@nhs.net (if you have access to a nhs.net email account); faxed to our Safe Haven Fax 01904 430906; or by post to The Referrals Team, The Retreat, Heslington Road, York YO10 5BN.

Our referral process:

  • Once a referral is received, we will acknowledge the referral by the end of the next working day.
  • The referral will be forwarded to the appropriate consultant and clinical team for screening against relevant admission criteria.
  • If the patient is deemed suitable for an assessment, we will liaise with you to arrange a suitable time for this to take place.  Usually the patient will be invited to the unit for a free assessment, so that they have an opportunity to see the unit.
  • Upon clinical acceptance and written confirmation of funding a place will be offered.