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Cygnet Hospital Colchester

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

Gender: Male

Beds: 54

Cygnet Hospital Colchester, formerly known as Fairview Hospital, is a 54 bed service providing a range of intensive support and rehabilitation services for men with learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorders or 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.

“The staff have been excellent and helped us and our son tremendously. Thank you.”Family member

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:

  • Highwoods Ward –  Acute Service for Men
  • 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

Our 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

Highwoods Ward celebrates its 1st anniversary

Service users and staff at Cygnet Hospital Colchester’s Highwoods Ward recently celebrated the service’s first anniversary. Since opening the ward has helped over 200 individuals on their journey to recovery.

Oak Court go Seal Watching

Service users and staff from Cygnet Hospital Colchester’s Oak Court service recently enjoyed a memorable day out seal watching off the Essex coast.

Cygnet Hospital Colchester in the gallery

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