Cygnet Hospital Beckton is a gender specific hospital for women with complex mental health needs. We accept emergency and planned, pre-assessed admissions into our intensive care and rehabilitation wards – and offer 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.
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 users 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.