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Milton Ward – Women’s Low Secure

Gender: Female

Age: 18+

Beds: 16

Milton Ward is our low secure mental health service at Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke, supporting up to 16 women. We provide a recovery focused care pathway for those with complex needs, many of whom will have a forensic background.

Our service helps service users develop their independence and coping skills and gain insight into their needs. The aim is to support the women to move on to a less secure environment with a step towards community integration.

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Milton Ward benefits from having on-site care pathways into Cygnet Lodge Kewstoke, our female mental health rehabilitation service and also our specialist female personality disorder service, Knightstone Ward.

Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke has more than 16 acres of landscaped grounds and overlooks the Bristol Channel. This beachside location, just outside Weston-super- Mare, helps us provide a quiet, peaceful and therapeutic environment.

“Staff are nice, large ward space, therapies and psychology are good. Whole setup is good, the food is better than any hospital before.”Service user, Milton Ward

Therapy and Activity Programme

Our multi-disciplinary team works across the hospital and makes use of a broad range of therapies that are tailored to individual needs:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Hearing Voices Group
  • Family Therapy
  • Active Life Programme
  • Substance misuse programme
  • Complementary Therapies
  • Fire-setting Intervention Programme for Mentally Disordered offenders (FIP-MO)
  • Activities including drama and art therapy

NHS New Care Model Partner

Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke is a core and active provider partner in the South West New Care Model for Adult Secure Services, led by Devon Partnership NHS Trust. The primary focus of the partnership is to be able to offer secure care within the South West region when a service users requires it. Also to keep lengths of stay within secure services as appropriately short as possible, while achieving the treatment goals set out.


  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Spacious social and recreational spaces
  • Gym
  • Kitchen facilities
  • IT suite
  • Games room
  • Activity and Art Room
  • Secure garden and outdoor gym equipment

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