The Swift Assessment For the Immediate Resolution of Emergencies
(SAFIRE) Unit provides support to individuals who are suffering
from mental health crisis.
The aim of the eight bed Unit is to provide an environment
where further assessment can be carried out in order to find an
alternative inpatient admission.
SAFIRE uses a predominantly nurse led approach to rapid and
intensive assessment of a service user's mental health crisis and
their identified support needs, liaising closely with mental health
services, care coordinators and multi-disciplinary teams to develop
and provide a high quality service.
Following assessment service users are directed to the most
appropriate service to meet their needs. This could mean admission
to an inpatient ward, referral to Crisis Resolution and Home
Treatment Teams (CRHTs) or Community Mental Health Teams (CMHTs).
The primary aim of the SAFIRE Unit is to provide an alternative to
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North Manchester General Hospital
SAFIRE is a 24 hour service