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Cygnet Brunel

Crow Lane, Henbury, Bristol, BS10 7DP

Cygnet Brunel in Bristol offers an extensive Neuropsychiatric treatment, care and rehabilitation pathway which is unique in it’s ability to provide a dedicated pathway to meet the complex needs of service users within their care.

The individually designed wards facilitate a clear and distinctive care and treatment pathway for those affected by an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI); where behaviours that challenge are the overarching impairment to recovery and rehabilitation.

Our rehabilitative pathway is lead by an all-encompassing in-house clinical and medical team – ensuring person centred outcomes are maximised through interdisciplinary working which places the individual at the heart of their discharge planning.

Cygnet Brunel Atrium

Our wards at a glance:

Ketch Ward creates a goal focussed Neuropsychiatric rehabilitation pathway. The therapeutic rich environment engages services users and offers them the opportunity to maximise their independence, providing post-acute specialist rehabilitation beds for NHS England. This ward is unique to the region and also accepts service users classed as both Level 1 and Level 2.

Clipper Ward offers a safe and therapeutic setting for those affected by a Neurodegenerative condition which requires maintenance therapy and positive behavioural support which helps maintain function and manage disease progression. Quality of life is key to the ward’s ethos.

Pilot Ward supports individuals with a co-morbid diagnosis of ABI and Organic Behaviour Disorder. Bespoke treatment pathways help to manage impairments generated by both ABI and Mental Health conditions, ensuring symptom regulation is maintained for optimum recovery and quality of life.

Yawl Ward provides a range of activities and facilities which promote independent function for those affected by an Alcohol Related Brain Disease (ARBD) and associated substance abuse complications. Positive behavioural goals are focused on discharge planning to support a safe return to community living – either with support or independently.

Cygnet Brunel Lounge

Our in-house interdisciplinary team:

  • Neuropsychiatrist/ Psychiatrist
  • Specialty Doctors
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Physiotherapist
  • Clinical Hospital Manager
  • Clinical Head of Care
  • Therapy Coordinators
  • Nurses across RMN/RGN/RNLD disciplines
  • Support Workers

Our service user profile:

  • Men aged 18+ affected by an ABI or neurological condition where challenging behaviour is the
    leading impairment
  • Men with complex presentations who could have co morbid mental health diagnoses, neurological
    or non-epileptic seizures
  • May be detained under the Mental Health Act, informal or subject to DoLS
  • May have a forensic history
  • With a diagnosis of:
    • Established or suspected Acquired Brain Injury including those sustained through trauma,
      anoxia, stroke, tumour, virus or infection
    • Specialist Dementia e.g. Frontotemporal Dementia
    • Established or suspected neurodegenerative condition including Huntington’s Disease
    • Alcohol Related Brain Disease
  • Presenting symptoms may include:
    • Dysphasia or other communication problems
    • Dysphagia with or without the requirement of PEG support/modified diets
    • Moderate to severe cognitive impairment
    • Mobility impairments
    • Psychiatric disorders including psychoses
    • Post-ictal psychosis
    • Organic personality disorder
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360 Degree Tour

Use your mouse on the video below to have a look around the facilities at Cygnet Brunel.


Cygnet Brunel in the news


Menu tasting at Cygnet Brunel

Menu Taster Day at Cygnet Brunel

On 6th January the team at Cygnet Brunel held a menu tasting afternoon, where meal samples were prepared for tasting by staff, service users and family members to help decide on the forthcoming menu.


Cygnet Brunel in the gallery


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