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Kingswood Ward – High Dependency Inpatient Rehabilitation Service

Gender: Male

Age: 18+

Beds: 16

Kingswood Ward is our 16 bed high dependency inpatient rehabilitation service for men at Cygnet Hospital Maidstone, our state-of-the-art facility situated in the Kent Medical Campus. The service is delivered in a purpose-built therapeutic environment, where the focus is on maximising positive outcomes, recovery and reintegration into the community.

Kingswood Ward provides a high level of therapeutic care and support that is underpinned by knowledge and practice of evidence-based interventions, delivered by a highly experienced multi-disciplinary team which includes consultant psychiatry, clinical psychology, occupational therapy, substance misuse support, social work, case management, nursing, support workers and a ward manager. Our individualised and group treatment programmes have clearly defined goals and outcomes for our service users.

The service operates in partnership with Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust. This partnership helps integrate the hospital into local and regional care pathways and community services, with the focus on care close to families and friends, lowest length of hospital stay, and reducing the chances of re-admission.

Treatment is offered in a safe, calm and therapeutic environment where service users develop skills for maximising their independence, self-confidence and knowledge of how to manage their mental wellbeing. We work compassionately and collaboratively with the service users and their families (where appropriate), using recovery based and person-centred approaches. The average expected length of stay in Kingswood Ward is 12 months.

Therapies and treatments:

  • Recovery focused care planning
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Mindfulness
  • Emotional regulation
  • Self-harming reduction and management
  • Substance misuse and relapse prevention work
  • Trauma, grief and loss
  • Psychoeducation
  • Anger and anxiety management
  • Offence related work (where applicable)
  • Physical health care management
  • Behaviour analysis and problem-solving
  • Life and social skills training
  • Educational Support / Recovery College
  • Creative activities

Service user profile:

  • Men aged 18+
  • Detained under the Mental Health Act (1983) or informal
  • Primary diagnosis of mental illness with:
    • Complex comorbidities
    • Substance, drug and alcohol abuse
    • Treatment resistance
    • Behaviours that challenge
  • Aiming for a return to community or community-based care
  • History of sexual abuse or domestic violence
  • Typical diagnoses: schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar affective disorder or depression
  • May have secondary diagnoses of mild learning disability, autism spectrum disorder or personality disorder
  • May have a forensic history and/or be stepping down from secure services
  • May have a history of repeated acute admissions

Our facilities:

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Outside space including ward garden and communal roof terrace
  • On-ward therapy kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Quiet room
  • Gym and outdoor exercise area
  • On-ward IT / computer room
  • Games room
  • Separate laundry room
  • Extensive therapy space including Recovery College classrooms
  • Service User Café
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Referrals are now being taken and can be made by contacting the Cygnet referrals team via 0808 164 4450 or by emailing [email protected].

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