Cygnet Hospital Derby

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

Cygnet Hospital Derby provides low secure and mental health rehabilitation care 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 its 2018 review by the Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services.

Services at Cygnet Hospital Derby

  • Alvaston Ward – Female Low Secure Personality Disorder – 16 beds
  • Litchurch Ward – Male Low Secure Mental Health & Dual Diagnosis – 15 beds
  • Wyvern Ward – Male High Dependency Inpatient Rehabilitation- 19 beds

Cygnet Hospital Derby in the news


Cygnet Hospital Derby

Cygnet Hospital Derby scores 94% in Quality Network review

Cygnet Hospital Derby has scored 94% in a review by the Quality Network for Forensic Mental Health Services. The hospital achieved 100% ratings in 10 of the 14 areas assessed including, 'Treatment and Recovery', 'Safeguarding', 'Physical Healthcare' and 'Environment and Facilities'.

The Chair of Health Education England visits Cygnet Hospital Derby

Sir Keith Pearson, the Chair of Health Education England, recently visited Cygnet Hospital Derby to find out more about the education opportunities that Cygnet offer to their staff, especially the HCA student Nurse sponsorship, Cygnet’s new preceptorship programme and the trainee nursing associate scheme.

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.

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