Welcome to the offender health pages of the Worcestershire Health Care NHS Trust (WHCNT) site.
The Offender Health Directorate of WHCNT is at the forefront of delivering modern primary care, mental health and substance misuse services for its client group. The care and management of patients in a custodial setting is becoming an increasingly important specialty in its own right and WHCNT is developing high quality, clinically effective services for this exceptionally vulnerable group of patients. The Directorate is also seeking to expand its work beyond the borders of Worcestershire.
Prisons We Serve
HMP Hewell is a male remand prison and has the capacity to hold around 1280 prisoners. The prison was created by an amalgamation of the three former prisons on this site - HMPs Blakenhurst, Brockhill and Hewell Grange - in June 2008. HMP Hewell House blocks 1-6 (formerly HMP Blakenhurst) hold adult male Cat B prisoners and function as a local remand prison. The Grange Resettlement Unit holds male Cat D prisoner in open conditions. The prison primarily serves the Worcestershire, West Midlands and Warwickshire catchment area. A full range of primary care, mental health and substance misuse services is provided.
HMP Long Lartin
HMP Long Lartin is a male adult prison in the high secure estate and holds both category A and B prisoners serving between 4 years and life. The prison operational capacity is 622 prisoners. A full range of primary care, mental health and substance misuse services is provided.
HMP Oakwood is a new category C Trainer prison in South Staffordshire, housing 1,605 adult male prisoners. Opened in April 2012, the prison will be fully occupied over a 6 or 7 month period. As for HMPs Hewell and Long Lartin, a full range of primary care, mental health and substance misuse services will be provided, although there is no in-patient unit at HMP Oakwood.
HMP Oakwood is a private prison, operated by G4S.
You can contact us through the Contact Us page. Please state that your enquiry relates to offender health.