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Cygnet Joyce Parker Hospital

2 Lansdowne Street, Coventry, CV2 4BF (for Sat Nav use CV2 4FN)

Cygnet Joyce Parker Hospital is our new state-of-the-art Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) hospital in Coventry that is due to open in October 2020.

The service will support young people aged between 12 and 18 with mental health needs in psychiatric intensive care and low secure environments. The aim of the service is to help young people stabilise and return home as soon as possible.

The location of the hospital extends our national network of CAMHS services into the West Midlands and will be led and overseen by Paul Bentham, our CAMHS Services Director.

The development of the service including the environment and names of the wards has been co-produced with CAMHS experts by experience, carers and young people from our other CAMHS services within Cygnet.

All young people will be able to continue their education through access to our on-site Ofsted-registered school, Summit School, if required.

The services that will be provided at the hospital are:

Mermaid Ward – a 10 bed CAMHS PICU service with a 2 bed emergency place of safety suite for young people with severe mental illness (opening in October 2020). Find out more >

Dragon Ward – a 12 bed CAMHS low secure service for young people with complex mental health needs, which may include a co-morbid presentation of disordered eating (opening early 2021). Find out more >

Centaur Court – 5 individual flatlet pods for young people that are stepping down from a hospital setting and are ready to trial independent living (opening early 2021).

There will be 5 community facing flatlet pods for young people that are stepping down from a hospital placement and are ready to progress to independent living. This will allow individuals to be supported by the MDT within a community facing environment so that they can prepare for independent living.

We are also able to provide bespoke packages of care for young people who may struggle within a busy ward environment.

Accommodation Suite

There will be a bookable accommodation suite providing overnight accommodation for families and carers who may be travelling a long distance to visit their loved one. This will allow them to be closer to help provide support and be involved in their care.

Joyce Parker

Joyce Parker was a caring and dedicated support worker at one of our services in the West Midlands who sadly passed away during the COVID pandemic. In her honour and remembrance we have named the hospital after her – Cygnet Joyce Parker Hospital.

“Joyce was not just a loving wife, a mum, a nan, a sister, an auntie, a daughter-in-law, she was our best friend. She was a brilliant person. She loved us all, and all of us loved her.

“Joyce got on with everybody or tried to. She was respected in her job where she worked. To me, her husband, she could do her job blindfolded.

“Sadly we lost our beloved Joyce on April 23rd this year. We are very proud of our beloved Joyce, and to have a hospital named after her is a great honour to a beautiful loving lady. We, as a family, thank Cygnet Health Care for this recognition.”

Darren Parker, her loving husband

Our service user profile:

  • Mixed gender, aged 12-18
  • Detained under the Mental Health Act
  • Diagnosis of:
    • Psychosis
    • Self-harm and/or suicidal ideation
    • Depression or anxiety
    • Emerging personality disorder
    • Substance misuse – providing there is a primary diagnosis of a mental health problem
    • Emotional, social and behavioural difficulties
    • Borderline/mild learning disability as a secondary diagnosis
    • Autism spectrum disorders, with a mental health primary diagnosis
  • Co-morbid presentation of disordered eating
  • Requires naso-gastric (NG) tube feeding
  • May have a forensic history

Our Multi-disciplinary Team (MDT):

  • Hospital director
  • Ward managers
  • Consultant psychiatrist
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Speech and language therapist
  • Clinical team leaders
  • BACP registered therapists
  • Dietitian
  • Nurses
  • Healthcare assistants
  • Social workers
  • Specialist educational support
  • Family liaison officer

Our activities:

Individuals will have access to a variety of activities during their time at the hospital. These activities are tailored for each young person and are outlined in a daily activities timetable alongside their education timetable. These activities may include;

  • Art and crafts
  • Sports
  • Charity events such as coffee mornings and summer fairs
  • Day trips including the seaside and zoo
  • Individual and group community activities
  • Board games
  • Xbox and Wii

Our therapies and interventions:

  • Self-harm treatment
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety management
  • Mindfulness groups
  • Individual sessions – coping skills and trauma work
  • Family therapy
  • Daily living skills such as cooking, budgeting, personal care
  • Future planning
  • Community and social involvement
  • Pet therapy
  • Young People’s Council

Our facilities:

  • En-suite bedrooms
  • Spacious communal areas
  • Outdoor sports areas
  • Accommodation suite for families and carers
  • On-site Ofsted-registered school, Summit School
  • Gym
  • Training kitchen to support skills development
  • On-site Café called the Phoenix Café
  • Sensory Room
  • Hair and beauty salon
  • IT suite
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