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.

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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
  • 13/03/15 : Cygnet Hospital Derby service users wins 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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  • 12/01/15 : Service users finalists in two categories of the National Service User Awards We are delighted that service users from Cygnet Hospital Derby have been shortlisted as finalists in two categories of the National Service User Awards 2015. The two nominations are in the Reducing Stigma and Tackling Discrimination and Outstanding Service User Achievement categories.
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  • 25/11/14 : Service users raise £175 for Children In Need On 19th November service users from Cygnet Hospital Derby's Alvaston Ward held a fundraising day in aid of Children in Need. The service users on Alvaston planned and initiated various fundraising activities including a craft and cake sale, a sponsored silence, and the opportunity to throw wet sponges at the ward manager.
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