Cygnet Hospital Colchester

Boxted Road, Mile End, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5HF

Cygnet Hospital Colchester, formerly known as Fairview Hospital, is a 57 bed service providing a range of intensive support and rehabilitation services for men with learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders or mental health needs, and women with a diagnosis of personality disorder and complex mental health needs.

The aim of our services is assessment, stabilisation, treatment and engagement, with a view to supporting service users in the least restrictive environment appropriate to their needs. Our services are recovery-focused, with the aim of preparing individuals for a move to rehabilitation or step-down services, and ultimately, back into the community wherever possible.

Our comprehensive in-house multi-disciplinary team includes Psychology, Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy, alongside psychiatry, nursing and support workers.

Services at Cygnet Hospital Colchester:

  • Flower Adams Ward 1 – Acute Admissions Service for Women with a Personality Disorder
  • Flower Adams Ward 2 – Intensive Support Service for Women with a Personality Disorder
  • Oak Court –  Acute Admission / Intensive Support Service for Men with a Learning Disability
  • Larch Court – Acute Admission / Intensive Support Service for Men with an Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Ramsey Unit – High Dependency Inpatient Rehabilitation Service for Men

Our Facilities

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Extensive communal spaces
  • Interlinked gardens
  • Lounge equipped with interactive entertainment systems
  • Dining room
  • Therapy Kitchen and laundry service to support skills development

Community Links

  • Gateway College and Wilson Marriage College
  • Colchester United Football Club
  • Voluntary work centres
  • Horticultural community programmes
  • Places of leisure and entertainment
  • Charity partnerships and fund raising initiatives
  • Community environment projects and social outings

Cygnet Hospital Colchester in the news


NEW – Two new acute services for women now open

We are pleased to announce the opening of two new acute emergency admission services for women. The two new services are Anderson Ward at Cygnet Hospital Wyke in West Yorkshire and Flower Adams Ward 1 at Cygnet Hospital Colchester in Essex.

NEW Services Opening in June 2018

We are excited to be opening three new services throughout June 2018 across Cygnet Health Care. These include a new female PICU at Cygnet Hospital Woking, a new specialist personality disorder service for women at Cygnet Hospital Colchester and a new rehabilitation service for men with a learning disability at Cygnet Hospital Taunton.

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