Cygnet Hospital Derby

  • Cygnet Hospital Derby
  • 100 City Gate, London Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE24 8WZ
  • Tel: 01332 365 434
  • Fax: 01332 292 974


Cygnet Hospital Derby provides high quality low secure and locked rehabilitation care based on the Recovery Model. Our integrated male care pathway includes Litchurch Ward, our low secure ward, and the Wyvern Unit, our locked rehabilitation ward. Alvaston Ward, our specialist female personality disorder service, is one of the leading services of its kind in the East and West Midlands.

Services at Derby


The Therapy Service at Cygnet Hospital Derby comprises of a Senior Occupational Therapist, Basic Grade Occupational Therapist, Therapy Assistant, Male & Female Social Worker, in addition to the Lead Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Psychologist.

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We encourage people to adopt a healthy lifestyle and become independent as soon as they can. As well as their own en-suite bedroom, service users have access to external secure courtyards, and therapy and leisure facilities, including a fully equipped gym, art room, IT classroom and therapy kitchen, which contribute to a comprehensive package of care. Cygnet Hospital Derby is built to low secure specifications.

Our food is prepared by our two rosette head chef Nick Poole. Nick liaises with our service users on a monthly basis in order to produce a healthy and seasonal menu based on local produce. View Nick's lunch and tea menus for the next few months.

Quality Network for Mental Health Services

Following an assessment visit by a peer review team on 14th April 2014 Cygnet Hospital Derby was given an excellent 89% score in the 2nd annual review by the Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services.

The hospital achieved 100% ratings in six of the 11 standards assessed including, ‘Admission’, ‘Physical Health Care’, ‘Discharge’, 'Relational Security', 'Workforce' and ‘Equalities’. The two services that were assessed were the low secure men’s unit on Litchurch Ward and the low secure personality disorder service for women on Alvaston Ward.

Click here to read the full report.

Investors in People Gold Status


Cygnet Hospital Derby is a finalist in the 2014 Independent Healthcare Awards

Why Refer to Cygnet Hospital Derby?
  • Cygnet Hospital Derby was given an 89% rating in the 2014 review by the Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services.
  • Over 45 hours of therapy are offered on average across the three wards per week.
  • We hold the Investors in People Gold Award.
  • Results of the Service User Satisfaction 2014 addressing the following areas, Care & treatment, Hotel Services, Information & Rights, Nursing & Medical, Physical Environment and Therapy showed an average rating of 80 out of 100.
Latest Cygnet Hospital Derby News
  • 18/05/15 : Alvaston Ward gains Enabling Environments Award Cygnet Hospital Derby's low secure personality disorder service for women, Alvaston Ward, has been awarded the prestigious Enabling Environments Award from the College Centre for Quality Improvement (CCQI).
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  • 05/05/15 : 'Boot Camp' day at Cygnet Hospital Derby Recognising the importance of treating service users physical health and well being and not just addressing their mental health, Cygnet Hospital Derby recently held a 'Boot Camp' day to promote health and fitness awareness to the women on Alvaston Ward.
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  • 13/03/15 : Cygnet Hospital Derby service users win award at National Service User Awards 2015 We are delighted that service users from Cygnet Hospital Derby's Wyvern Unit were joint winners of the Service User Choice Award at the National Service User Awards 2015 for their entry 'Wyvern Ward Social Enterprise Group'.
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