Cygnet Appletree

Frederick Street, Meadowfield, County Durham, DH7 8NT

Cygnet Appletree, near Durham, is a 26-bed mental health hospital for women. Cygnet Appletree has two wards including Bramley Ward, a high dependency inpatient rehabilitation service and Pippin Ward, an emergency acute admissions service.

Our person-centred service has been designed with wellness in mind, providing a safe and comfortable environment that promotes efficient rehabilitation and recovery. We are dedicated to understand, stabilise and break the traumatic cycles of relapse that can impact service users’ lives.

“My Mum has never understood her diagnosis before…She is getting better and I’m so pleased.”Service user’s daughter

Our services:

  • Bramley Ward – High Dependency Rehabilitation service for women
  • Pippin Ward – Acute admissions service for women

Our facilities:

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Beauty salon with an on-site beauty therapist
  • IT café for computer training
  • Therapy kitchen
  • Gym / dance studio
  • Horticulture polytunnel
  • Outdoor spaces including a netball court

Community links:

  • Learndirect
  • New College Durham
  • Leisure centres
  • Sunderland FC – provides sports classes
  • Arts and culture groups
  • Waddington Street Centre – education and training group

Cygnet Appletree in the news


Cygnet Appletree to open new acute service for women

Pippin Ward, our new 10 bed female acute service at Cygnet Appletree near Durham, is due to open on Monday 25th November 2019. The service will provide a safe and stabilising environment for women who are experiencing an acute episode of mental illness and require an emergency admission.

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Cygnet Appletree achieves ‘Good’ rating

We are pleased to announce that, following an inspection on 7-8th August 2019, Cygnet Appletree has been rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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