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PICU / Acute

We offer a national network of 480 urgent admission beds, to meet the acute needs of adults requiring rapid access to mental health services, including those who may need an intensive care environment.

Our range of emergency admission services for adults include hospitals that can provide psychiatric intensive care, acute wards and older adult specific services.

We have collaboratively created our model of care based on an integrated approach whereby family, service users, commissioners and carers are all involved in the rehabilitation and recovery of the individual.

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.

We’re focused on length of stay and making sure people move as quickly and safely as possible from our services to the most appropriate and least restrictive environment for them. People can step down through the pathways available within Cygnet services.

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