Cygnet Hospital Taunton

Orchard Portman, Taunton, Somerset, TA3 7BQ

Cygnet Hospital Taunton
Cygnet Hospital Taunton provides specialist inpatient services for older adults experiencing acute or enduring mental health illness.

The hospital provides two distinct service lines, acute and rehabilitation services and benefits from care pathways through the services. This means that a patient can move through an acute setting into a rehabilitation ward, but also if a patient currently residing at the hospital requires an enhanced level of support, a move to an acute service is also possible.

“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

Patients referred to Cygnet Hospital Taunton can include people detained under the Mental Health Act or DoLS.

Our team includes nurses of differing experience to enable us to provide such a specialist service. The hospital has the benefit of an onsite multi-disciplinary team including consultant psychiatrists, specialty doctors, psychologists, an occupational therapist, social workers and physiotherapists. This is supplemented by sessional therapists.

Cygnet Hospital Taunton can provide support and rehabilitation for individuals with, amongst others:

  • Schizophrenia
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Dementia
  • Parkinsons
  • Huntington’s

We can also support individuals with long-term health needs including:

  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Urological Problems

Service users at Cygnet Hospital Taunton can be supported with PEG feeding and pain management. There is no lower age limit, and a variety of early onset degenerative conditions are within the admission criteria.

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Services at Cygnet Hospital Taunton

  • Starling – Locked admissions for older men with functional mental health issues and challenging behaviour.
  • Mulberry – Locked admissions for older men with organic mental health issues and challenging behaviour.
  • Swift – specifically for older women with mental health issues.
  • Willow – for older men with longer term mental health issues and complex needs.
  • Nightingale – Pre-discharge flatlet for older men.

Cygnet Hospital Taunton in the news


Occupational Therapy Week 2016

To celebrate Occupational Therapy Week OT's across Cygnet promoted the profession to support the theme of the week Occupational Therapy as a Career.

Wings of Freedom visit Cygnet Hospital Taunton

On 26th September Colin Sutherland from Wings of Freedom brought four of his birds, two falcons and two owls, to spend the day with service users at Cygnet Hospital Taunton.