Cygnet Hospital Derby

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

Cygnet Hospital Derby
Cygnet Hospital Derby provides low secure and locked rehabilitation mental health care based on the Recovery Model. Our integrated male care pathway includes Litchurch Ward, our low secure ward, and the Wyvern Unit, our locked 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 April 2016 Cygnet Hospital Derby was given an excellent 88% score in the 4th annual review by the Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services.

The hospital achieved 100% ratings in 3 of the 11 areas assessed, these were, ‘Physical Security’, ‘Procedural Security’ and ‘Workforce’. The two services that were assessed were the low secure men’s unit on Litchurch Ward and the low secure personality disorder service for women on Alvaston Ward.

Services at Cygnet Hospital Derby


Cygnet Hospital Derby in the news


Cygnet service users shortlisted for 2017 National Service User Awards

We are proud to announce that no fewer than eight service user led projects from Cygnet hospitals have been shortlisted as finalists in the National Service User Awards 2017. Cygnet Hospital Derby has four projects in the final and Cygnet Hospitals Bierley, Bury, Kewstoke and Stevenage also each have a nomination in the final.

Pet Therapy Day at Cygnet Hospital Derby

On Wednesday 21st December Critterish Allsorts attended Cygnet Derby for the day to provide a pet therapy session for Alvaston Ward, Litchurch Ward and Wyvern Ward. The animals included a snake, skunk, dog, giant millipede, lizard, tortoise and a chinchilla.

Cygnet Hospital Derby launches Recovery College

On 4th October 2016 Cygnet Hospital Derby officially launched its Recovery College. Guest tutor and Expert by Experience, Wayne Saville, talks about what motivates him and why he wanted to get involved in the Recovery College.