Our range of emergency and rapid access services for adults include hospitals which can provide psychiatric intensive care units, acute wards, older adult specific services and those for people with a learning disability.
We offer a one hour response time to referrals, with a decision on a placement no more than an hour after we receive adequate clinical information. Where a bed is not immediately available in the preferred service, we can cross-refer to our national network of hospitals with the agreement of the referrer. All of our services have 24 hour medical cover and admissions can occur 24-hours-a-day.
The focus is length of stay and making sure people move as quickly and safely as possible from our services to the most appropriate environment for them. People can step down through the pathways available within Cygnet services, for example from PICU into an acute ward.