Cygnet Hospital Beckton

  • Cygnet Hospital Beckton
  • 23 Tunnan Leys, Beckton, London, E6 6ZB
  • Tel: 0207 511 2299
  • Fax: 0207 5113399


Cygnet Hospital Beckton is a gender specific hospital for women with complex mental health needs. We accept emergency and planned, pre-assessed admissions. We provide a multi-disciplinary approach, to help service users return home as quickly as possible.

In addition to the pathway of female services provided by Cygnet Hospital Beckton, the hospital is also part of a larger network of female services provided by Cygnet Health Care, including medium secure, locked challenging behaviour and locked rehabilitation options. Where appropriate we also work closely with Cygnet Supported Living to secure access to supported accommodation for service users.

Services at Beckton

  • New Dawn Ward - Personality Disorder Service offering DBT interventions in a locked environment. Enabling change that matters to you.
  • Bewick Ward - Complex care & Recovery. Adults with forensic associated mental health needs. Empowerment, autonomy & responsibility.
  • Hooper Ward - PICU providing supportive individualised care and treatment for acutely disturbed service users. Stability & Hope.
  • Hansa Ward - Locked Learning Disability Service. Accepts referrals for detained and informal service users. Care and treatment is designed for service users whose needs are best met in a specialist setting. Ability through understanding.

Facilities and Care

At Beckton we offer exceptionally high standards of care and facilities in an attractive, well maintained therapeutic environment. All of our bedrooms are en-suite; we also have an enclosed garden, plus several balcony areas, accessible 24 hours a day.

Other facilities include a fully equipped, air-conditioned gym, two occupational therapy kitchens and telephone conference facilities.

Our aim is to help each service user recover and integrate back into their community, as quickly as possible. We have a multi-disciplinary team of specialists and offer a very broad range of therapies.

From the time of admission, our team is already planning each service user’s discharge, through care plans and assessments. Some service users are transferred back to their local NHS hospital if a bed becomes available. Others stay with us until they can return home, with appropriate follow-up.


In the first 3 month period of 2013, there were 25 incidents involving the use of ligatures. Over the following three months, this figure was reduced by 80% to 5 ligature incidents. This figure represents significant decreases in ligature incidents across all 4 wards at Cygnet Hospital Beckton.

Further information detailing various outcome results achieved at Cygnet Hospital Beckton can be found on our individual ward pages.

Why Refer to Cygnet Hospital Beckton?
  • We are a leading provider of Gender Sensitive Services providing Specialised Care Pathways for Women.
  • Managed Care Pathways used to improve clinical effectiveness & shorten lengths of stay.
  • Self Harm by use of ligatures decreased by 80% over six months in 2013.
  • Patient Related Outcome Measures - Ensuring continuous improvements of service user experience. See our ward pages for more information.
Latest News
  • 08/07/14 : Cygnet Hospital Beckton holds carers event On Saturday 5th July Cygnet Hospital Beckton held an event for carers called 'Infoming and Supporting Care Givers'. The event was organised in recognition of the fact that care givers play an invaluable role in helping people recover from severe mental illness.
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  • 20/02/14 : Cygnet Hospital Beckton launches new series of health promotion events On Thursday 6th February Cygnet Hospital Beckton launched the first of a new series of monthly health promotion events for service users. Coinciding with 'National Heart Month' the first topic was about cardiovascular disease.
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  • 21/01/14 : New care programme for pregnant service users Following a number of successful patient episodes for pregnant service users, Cygnet Hospital Beckton has developed a care programme for expectant mothers.
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