The city’s Campbell Centre could face closure if it disobeys a no nonsense warning to improve the care it gives to patients.
A recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission showed the mental health inpatient unit had failed to carry out improvements demanded by inspectors almost a year ago.
Now the NHS foundation trust has been issued with enforcement notices to make changes by the end of this month.
They have been ordered to improve the “safety and “suitability of its Eaglestone premises and improve the care and welfare of service-users.
The centre must also work on its assessment and monitoring of the quality of service provision,
There will now be another unannounced inspection after March 31. If any of the requirements have not been met, the CQC could impose “restrictive action”.
This could mean cutting opening hours, a fine or even closure, said a CQC spokesman.
A spokesman for the NHS Trust said: “We accept the CQC’s conclusions and have already started to implement an action plan.”