a ward typically found in secure institutions or secure units where patients with severe mental disorders are houses and where the patients on the ward are unable to leave without constant supervision, if at all.

LOCKED WARD: "Locked wards are placed within secure units to add a level of safety to the treatment of mentally disturbed patients. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "LOCKED WARD," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/locked-ward/ (accessed October 25, 2020).