Cygnet Hospital Derby

  • Cygnet Hospital Derby
  • 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.

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 Silver 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
  • 03/07/14 : Cygnet Hospital Derby holds 'Vocational Fair' for service users Cygnet Hospital Derby held a Vocational Fair for service users on Thursday 26th June 2014. The purpose of this was to provide information and encourage future engagement within vocational opportunities both within the hospital and community.
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  • 27/06/14 : New 'Meet the Team' events at Cygnet Hospital Derby On the 24th June Cygnet Hospital Derby held the first of a series of ‘Meet the Team’ events. The purpose of the day was to allow carers to attend the hospital and meet staff as well as each other and allow them to ask questions or raise any issues that they had.
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  • 01/05/14 : Cygnet Hospital Derby up for three Independent Healthcare Awards We are delighted to announce that Cygnet Hospital Derby has been shortlisted as finalists in three categories in this year's Laing & Buisson Independent Health Care Awards.
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