Roseacre Ward – Highly Specialised Personality Disorder Service

Roseacre Ward is a 16 bed personality disorder service for women, based at Cygnet Hospital Maidstone, our new state-of-the-art facility situated in the Kent Medical Campus. The aim of the service is to support service users manage their mental health, develop coping strategies, reinforce daily living skills and prepare for a return to independent living. Roseacre Ward provides a care pathway for service users who are preparing to step down to community living and uses a recovery focused model.

Roseacre Ward is designed to a Tier 4 specification but commissioned by CCGs. Building on the expertise of the other personality disorder services within the Cygnet Health Care portfolio, Roseacre Ward further complements our comprehensive national network of specialist services for women with this diagnosis.

Roseacre Ward also provides treatment for women with complex mental illnesses including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar affective disorder or depression and those with secondary diagnosis of mild learning disability or autism spectrum disorder. We also accept service users with a forensic history and those stepping down from secure services.

Roseacre 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. Our individualised and group treatment programmes are highly specialised and have clearly defined goals and outcomes for our service users. The service is supported by Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT).

Our comprehensive multi-disciplinary team includes a consultant psychiatrist, a specialty doctor, clinical psychologist, occupational therapist, DBT therapists and nursing and support work team.

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.

Our service user profile:

  • Women, aged 18+
  • Detained under the Mental Health Act, or maybe informal
  • Primary diagnoses of personality disorder, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar affective disorder and depression
  • May present with co-morbid presentations including:
    • Self-harm
    • Self-neglect
    • History of substance misuse
    • Complex needs
    • Treatment resistance
  • May have a history of trauma and/or abuse
  • May have experienced previous placement breakdowns
  • May have secondary diagnosis of mild learning disability or autism spectrum disorder

Our facilities:

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Outside space including ward garden and communal roof terrace
  • Therapy kitchen
  • Quiet room
  • Gym and external exercise area
  • Extensive therapy space including Recovery College classrooms
  • Service user shop
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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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