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 Ward: An acute service for older men
  • Mulberry: An acute service for older men with an organic mental health diagnosis
  • Willow: A rehabilitation service for older men
  • Nightingale: A forensic rehabilitation for older men
  • Swift Ward: A rehabilitation service for older women

Cygnet Hospital Taunton in the news


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.

New older adults pathways launched at Cygnet Hospital Taunton

Cygnet Hospital Taunton provides specialist inpatient services for older adults experiencing acute or enduring mental health problems. Following an extensive review, in collaboration with commissioners and referrers, we are pleased to announce that the hospital will now operate two distinct service lines over two acute and three rehabilitation wards.