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Lighthouse Healthcare Independent Patient Advocacy Service

Lighthouse Healthcare Independent Hospital Bradley Woodlands
Bradley Road
DN37 0AA
01472 753 567

Services offered:

  • Advocacy
  • Low secure

Project Manager: Caterina Davison
Operations & Development Manager: Nigel Lobley

About the service

What services do Advocacy Together’s IMHAs offer?

Our IMHAs give information on, and help patients to understand, the legislation they are subject to and how this affects their lives. This may include the conditions or restrictions placed on them and their rights under the MHA 2007. IMHAs can also help the patient to understand what medical treatment is being given or proposed and give information on the authority under which the treatment would be given.

Who is eligible?

How we can help

Our IMHAs will meet with the patient in private to discuss issues or concerns relating to their care and treatment. The IMHA will ensure they fully understand the issues and what information is required before agreeing with the patient the appropriate level of support needed. The IMHA will then act on instruction from the patient.

Part of this work may require the IMHA to meet with any person who is professionally involved with the patient’s treatment. The IMHA will also be able to (on instruction from the patient) inspect any records relating to the patient’s detention or treatment and any Social Services Authority records that relate to that individual.

If the patient lacks capacity, the IMHA can still request access to records, however, in this circumstance the person holding the records must consider whether it is appropriate and necessary for the IMHA to have access to the records.

Accessing the service

Referrals can come from anyone and we will always comply if the request is reasonable, however IMHAs have a duty to respond and visit the patient if the request comes from:

Patients can choose not to meet the IMHA or turn down any support offered if they did not make the referral themselves.

More information

To find out about this service, please contact the Advocates using the following details:

Caterina Davison
Contact details above, or:
Chesterfield House
411 Newark Road
North Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 9SP
Tel: 01522 692607
Email: or


Jayne Reynolds
Healthlinc House
Independent Hospital
Cliff Road, Welton LN2 3JN
Tel: 01673 8620


Linda Woodward
Phoenix House
Rehab Unit
Welshpool Powys, SY21 7BG
Tel: 01938 552756


Patricia Wright
The Woodhouse
Low Secure Hospital
Cheadle, Staffordshire ST10 4QU
Tel: 01538 755623