Castle Ward – Specialist PICU Service for Women

Castle Ward is our new 12 bed female PICU service at Cygnet Hospital Godden Green and accepts emergency and crisis admissions. Referrals are accepted from all areas, including acute and prison services.

Our aim is a short, rapid intervention to help service users regain a sense of control and order in their lives, so they can move to a less restrictive care setting and ultimately return home.

The service will provide expert, intensive, short-term, individualised care for women detained under the Mental Health Act. Service users will present with increased risks that require them to be assessed and treated in a PICU environment.

Our service user profile:

  • Women, aged 18+
  • Detained under the Mental Health Act
  • Experiencing difficulties that present a risk to the well-being of themselves or others that cannot be treated in an open environment
  • Diagnoses may include:
    • Acute mental illness
    • Acute depressive illness
    • Psychosis
    • Schizophrenia
    • Bi-polar disorder
    • Personality disorder
    • Dual diagnosis
  • May present with co-morbid presentations:
    • Self-harm
    • Substance misuse issues
    • Complex needs
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