Cygnet Hospital Taunton

Orchard Portman, Taunton, Somerset, TA3 7BQ

Cygnet Hospital Taunton provides specialist inpatient services for older adults with mental health problems and for men diagnosed with a learning disability. The hospital also provides an acute inpatient admissions service for men over the age of 18.

The hospital is situated in a rural setting amongst Taunton farmland, within acres of peaceful fields. This quiet and tranquil environment offers great benefit to our service users who are able to walk in the expansive hospital grounds and take in the countryside scenery. Taunton town centre offers contrast to the quieter country life with market places, shopping malls and many other entertainment areas such as restaurants, theatres and cinemas.

“I strongly believe Dad is receiving the best care possible for him. We receive thorough feedback and the staff at our six monthly meetings are well informed.”Family member

The hospital provides 55 bedrooms across three distinct service lines which offer; acute care for men, acute care and rehabilitation for older adults and learning disability services for men who are over 18.

Due to the wide nursing skill mix Taunton is able to cater for service users who have increased physical healthcare needs such as PEG feeding, pain management or catheterisation. The service can also provide palliative and end of life care.

Care Pathway

At the point of admission the multi-disciplinary team have discharge arrangements in mind and work with the patient and all interested parties to plan for discharge from hospital. The male older adult service are able to provide a transition from acute admissions through to the rehabilitation ward and can change between the services should the patient require it. The ethos of the services ensure that the patients stay in hospital is as short as possible and that furthermore skill loss is limited during their admission.

Services at Cygnet Hospital Taunton

  • Sycamore Ward: Acute inpatient mental health service for men
  • Starling Ward: Older Adult High Dependency Inpatient Rehabilitation for men
  • Mulberry Ward: Acute admissions / intensive support for older men
  • Swift Ward: Acute admissions / intensive support for older women
  • Redwood Ward: High Dependency Complex Care service for men with learning disabilities

Cygnet Hospital Taunton in the news


NEW Services Opening in June 2018

We are excited to be opening three new services throughout June 2018 across Cygnet Health Care. These include a new female PICU at Cygnet Hospital Woking, a new specialist personality disorder service for women at Cygnet Hospital Colchester and a new rehabilitation service for men with a learning disability at Cygnet Hospital Taunton.

Extension works begin at Cygnet Hospital Taunton

We are pleased to announce that extension works have begun at Cygnet Hospital Taunton. The extension will see the creation of additional bedrooms, recreational and office space. The project will see a total investment of £3 million in the hospital.

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