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, the Wyvern Unit, our locked rehabilitation ward, and supported living. 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 29th April 2013 Cygnet Hospital Derby was given an excellent 96% score in the 1st annual review by the Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services. In total the hospital was ranked 6th out of a total of 63 NHS and independent services that were reviewed.

The hospital achieved above average scores across all 16 areas that were assessed and was awarded 100% ratings in 12 of them including, ‘Admission’, ‘Physical Health Care’, ‘Access to external space’ and ‘Facilities for Visitors’. 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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Why Refer to Cygnet Hospital Derby?
  • Cygnet Hospital Derby was given a 96% rating in a 2013 review by the Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services.
  • Up to 46 hours of therapy offered 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
  • 06/01/14 : Cygnet Hospital Derby gains Investors in People Silver Award We are delighted to announce that, following an assessment on 3rd December 2013, Cygnet Hospital Derby has been successful in achieving the Investors in People Silver award.
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  • 05/12/13 : Social worker Carol Colins wins silver at national awards ceremony Cygnet Hospital Derby's Carol Colins has received national recognition for her support of vulnerable adults by scooping a silver award at the prestigious Social Worker of the Year Awards.
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  • 06/09/13 : Cygnet Hospital Derby wins 'Highly Commended' CPAA award Cygnet Hospital Derby has been awarded a 'Highly Commended' in the CPAA Good Practice Awards 2013.
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