Dunsmore Ward – Female PICU

Dunsmore Ward is Cygnet Hospital Coventry’s female PICU service and deals with emergency and crisis admissions. Dunsmore Ward opened in April 2017.

The ward offers a one hour response time to all emergency referrals, with a decision on a placement no more than an hour after we receive adequate clinical information. Dunsmore Ward provides, as do all of Cygnet’s PICU services, 24-hour medical cover allowing admissions to occur 24-hours-a-day.

The service focuses on length of stay and making sure people move as quickly as possible to the most appropriate and least restrictive environment. The service also aims to prepare service users for discharge straight back to their community under the care of the community mental health team, or to the least restrictive environment appropriate to meet their individual needs.