Information for Visitors

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Wyvern Unit – Mental Health Rehabilitation Unit

Visiting hours are from 4.00pm – 7.00pm Mondays to Fridays and 2.00pm – 7.00pm at weekends. Visits will be supervised by a member of staff where appropriate. Children may visit on an individually assessed basis, subject to risk assessment by a Cygnet Hospital Derby Social Worker. All child visits will occur in the visitors room.

It would be beneficial if 24 hours notice could be given to avoid disturbing Therapy input and allow time to facilitate a quality visit.

Visits outside the stated hours can be facilitated with prior notice and agreement with the Wyvern Unit Team.

Litchurch and Alvaston Ward

Visiting hours are 16.00 – 19.00 Mondays to Fridays and 14.00 – 19.00 at weekends. Relatives will be able to view the Ward at an initial visit but all subsequent visits will take place in the visitors’ room.

It would be beneficial if 24 hours notice could be given to avoid disturbing Therapy input and allow time to facilitate a quality visit. Children may visit on an individually assessed basis, subject to risk assessment by Cygnet Hospital Derby Social Worker. All child visits will occur in the visitors room.

Visits outside the stated hours can be facilitated with prior notice and agreement with Litchurch Ward Team.

What to expect on arrival

Monday to Friday 7-8.30 reception staff are on duty. They will ask you to sign in and if you have any contraband items for which you are asked to sign a declaration. You may be asked to allow us to search your bag to ensure none of the items are there. This is a safety and security measure for you and the people on the unit.

A nurse will collect you from reception and take you to your meeting or visit.

There are ample parking spaces available and please feel free to use the parking bays marked ‘visitors’.

Places to stay

The Stuart Hotel
119 London Road
Derby
DE1 2QR
Tel: 01332 340633
Fax: 01332 293502

The Derby Conference Centre
London Road
Derby
DE24 8UX
Tel: 0845 880 8100
Fax: 0870 890 0030

What not to bring

To ensure the safety of our service users, visitors and staff at all times we operate a contraband list of items which are not allowed on the unit. Please do not bring any of the items on the list below to the unit.

You will be asked when signing in if you have any of these items and may be asked to search your bags before entry to the unit. If you do accidently bring any items on the list don’t worry, you can hand them in at reception or to the nursing staff and they will be returned to you when you leave.

  • ALCOHOL
  • ALKALINE BATTERIES
  • AEROSOLS
  • ANY ADHESIVE TAPE
  • ANY SHARP INSTRUMENTS OR TOOLS
  • ANIMALS
  • BLUE TAK / STICKY TACK
  • CHEWING GUM
  • CANS OF DRINKS
  • CANNED FOOD
  • RED BULL OR OTHER ENERGY DRINKS
  • CIGARETTES OR TOBBACCO PRODUCTS UNSEALED
  • CUTLERY
  • GLASS BOTTLES OF ANY DESCRIPTION
  • CARRIER BAGS
  • FOOD COOKED OFF PREMISES OTHER THAN TAKEAWAYS
  • DETERGENTS INC BLEACH
  • GARDENING TOOLS/IMPLEMENTS
  • KEYS
  • KNIVES OF ANY SORT
  • INFLAMMABLE LIQUIDS
  • LIGHTERS/MATCHES
  • MOBILE PHONES/ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT
  • MANICURE SETS
  • NAIL FILES
  • MEDICINES
  • METAL COAT HANGERS
  • INJECTION EQUIPMENT
  • NEEDLES FOR KNITTING / SEWING
  • ILLICIT DRUGS
  • SOLVENTS
  • SELLOTAPE / STICKY TAPE
  • FIREARMS OR AIRWEAPONS INC REPLICAS
  • PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL
  • RAZOR BLADES/DISPOSABLE RAZORS
  • SCISSORS
  • PHOTOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT
  • TELEVISION, COMPUTERS, HI-FI SETS
  • UMBRELLAS
  • WIRES, STRONG ROPES OR CORDS etc.,

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