The Mount prison is a Category C male prison in Bovingdon. It can house up to 1,028 men aged from 22 to 83 years.
HCT is responsible for providing healthcare to every prisoner at the unit. Much of the care is provided by our own staff, but we do contract other organisations to provide some elements of the care and treatment provided.
The healthcare team is made up of 82 fulltime and part time healthcare professionals and support staff. As well as routine healthcare, the team also provide 19 specialist services such as drugs and alcohol support and mental health care.
Every new inmate is seen by one of our nurses when he arrives and given a full health check. Thanks to the excellent electronic patient record system, the team usually have reviewed the inmate’s healthcare record before they arrive.
The HCT prison team pride themselves on their positive working relations with the Prison Governor and his officers.
Health services at The Mount are provided seven days a week – from 8am to 6.30pm on weekdays and 8am to 6pm at weekends.
The recent introduction of Health and Wellness Champions (HAWC) has been a great success. These are inmates who are willing and able to take on a special role in the prison. They wear an identifiable uniform, are first aid trained and provide an excellent link between the healthcare staff and the population they serve. They have all undertaken a NVQ 2 in Understanding Health Improvement.
In the last year, the team has been recognised for the great care it provides. Two of the physiotherapist’s input was recognised when they won the 2016 NHS England Health and Justice award for ‘Best Healthcare Professional’ in the Anglia region. At the Trust’s annual staff awards celebrations last year the team was a runner-up in the Excellence in Partnership working category and the lead nurse for the Integrated Drug Treatment Service was also a runner up in the Demonstrating Fantastic Patient Care category.
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