Cygnet Hospital Derby

100 City Gate, London Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE24 8WZ

Cygnet Hospital Derby
Cygnet Hospital Derby provides low secure and mental health rehabilitation services based on the Recovery Model. Our integrated male care pathway includes Litchurch Ward, our low secure ward, and the Wyvern Unit, our mental health rehabilitation service. Alvaston Ward, our specialist female personality disorder service, is one of the leading services of its kind in the East and West Midlands.

Service users have access to external secure courtyards, and therapy and leisure facilities, including a fully equipped gym, art room, IT classroom and therapy kitchen, which contribute to a comprehensive package of care. Cygnet Hospital Derby is built to low secure specifications.

Our food is prepared by our two rosette head chef Nick Poole. Nick liaises with our service users on a 3 monthly basis in order to produce a healthy and seasonal menu based on local produce. View Nick’s lunch and tea menus for the next few months.

“When I came to Cygnet Hospital the staff were so friendly and supported me when I was low…I had a say on my Care Plans and I was happy with them…Cygnet Hospital Derby is a friendly environment and caring. I treat is as my home because it is homely and a safe place.”Service user

Quality Network for Mental Health Services

Following an assessment visit by a peer review team Cygnet Hospital Derby was given an excellent 94% score in the 5th annual review by the Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services.

Services at Cygnet Hospital Derby

  • Alvaston Ward – Female Personality Disorders – 16 beds
  • Litchurch Ward – Male Low Secure Mental Health & Dual Diagnosis – 15 beds
  • Wyvern Unit – Male Mental Health Rehabilitation – 19 beds

Cygnet Hospital Derby in the news


Dr Helen Baxter

Dr Helen Baxter joins the team at Cygnet Hospital Derby

Cygnet Hospital Derby are delighted to announce that Dr Helen Baxter has joined the team as the lead consultant of Alvaston Ward, the hospital's low secure service for women with a diagnosis of personality disorder.

Safewards Celebration Day

We are delighted to announce that following a successful pilot scheme no fewer than seven wards across Cygnet have achieved excellence when implementing Safewards.