Litchurch Ward – Men’s Low Secure

Litchurch Ward provides low secure care and treatment for service users with a diagnosed mental illness, or dual diagnosis, that requires treatment and rehabilitation.

Together with our Wyvern Unit, Litchurch Ward forms part of our integrated male care pathway at Cygnet Hospital Derby, enabling men who are admitted into a low secure setting to progress towards more community focused rehabilitation.

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The service works closely with NHS England and we can support people from all over the UK. We plan to assess in 72 hours in most cases, with a report available five working days afterwards.


The service is suitable for people who are moving on from medium security placements and who have engaged in dangerous behaviour and/or chronic challenging behaviour and who may pose a continuing and ongoing risk to others or themselves.

“The care team here are faultless… They are all very supportive when needed and dedicate their time to everyone… The environment is homely and comfortable.”Service user, Litchurch Ward

The service can also support people who represent a persistent risk of absconding to avoid treatment and who have a dual or multiple diagnosis which could include substance misuse and/or personality disorder.

The MDT team on Litchurch Ward is made up of a consultant psychiatrist, middle grade medical officer , senior occupational therapist, therapy assistant, senior social worker, forensic psychologist and assistant psychologists. There is also a dedicated substance misuse team. The team can be flexible to individual needs including group and individual work.

The focus is on helping people work towards independence and a move toward the community as soon as they are ready.


Litchurch Ward offers a range of facilities including outdoor secure spaces, therapy and leisure areas including a gym, art room, IT area and therapy kitchen. All bedrooms are single and offer en-suite facilities.

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