Wards and Facilities

Our aim is to improve the quality of life and social inclusion opportunities for all our patients through our tailored therapy programmes; these encourage choice, greater autonomy and independent living skills.


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We're committed to continuously improving the quality of our services, by learning from our experiences and those of others; we aim to create a therapeutic social environment in which patients can feel safe and fully supported.

Oakleaf Ward

Oakleaf is a 7 bed locked assessment ward for working age males admitted to Shrewsbury Court Independent Hospital.

Patients admitted to Oakleaf undergo numerous assessments with our mental health professionals using validated tools as well as those developed and customised by our service.

Risk assessment and management, medication reviews and treatment optimisation are some of the specialist areas covered.

Following the assessment period, patients may move to Maple Ward or Aspen Ward to progressively move through the recovery and rehabilitation process.

Lavender Ward

Lavender Ward is a 9 bed locked assessment ward for working age females admitted to Shrewsbury Court Independent Hospital.

Patients admitted to Lavender Ward undergo numerous assessments by our professionals using validated tools as well as those developed and customised by our service.

Risk assessment and management, medication reviews and treatment optimisation are some of the specialist areas covered.

The main focus of Lavender Ward is the stabilisation of symptoms and promotion of engagement by patients in active rehabilitation programmes.

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Aspen Ward

Aspen Ward is a 9 bed locked rehabilitation ward for working age males with Mild-Moderate Learning Disability (LD) and/or Autism (ASD) with co-morbid mental illness.

The main focus for patients admitted to Aspen Ward is to enhance their functional abilities and to facilitate their engagement in meaningful activities and therapeutic programmes, which are all aimed at developing their independent skills of daily living.

The early stage of the patient journey in Aspen Ward is aimed at treatment optimisation, risk reduction, support, supervision and structure and habilitation/rehabilitation.

The overall objective is to aim at improving their quality of life, developing supportive relationships and building trust and hope before starting to address more focused areas of need.

Patients who are successful in effectively engaging in their recovery programme in Aspen Ward can either be discharged to an appropriate community placement or moved on to a more independent part of the care pathway, where they can continue with their recovery and rehabilitation.

Mulberry Ward

Mulberry Ward is a 5 bed slow stream open ward for working age females.

The focus of Mulberry Ward is to offer a supportive environment for clinically stable but vulnerable women with enduring mental health problems.

This patient group will have the potential to learn and develop their self-esteem and skills through a rehabilitation programme.

Maple Ward

Maple is a 13 bed intensive rehabilitation ward for working age males recovering from enduring mental illness.

The main focus for patients admitted to Maple Ward is to equip them with skills to move back into the community and lead fulfilling lives.

Maple Ward focuses on promoting autonomy through supporting the development or practice of ADL skills. This motivational work promotes positive life changes, educates patients on how to self-medicate and promotes understanding of how to manage their illness.

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Fern Cottage

Fern Cottage is a 3 bed supported accommodation adjacent to the main hospital building. The Cottage offers a step down facility for patients who have had a period of in-patient treatment and care in Shrewsbury Court Independent Hospital.

Fern Cottage offers patients the opportunity to demonstrate or enhance their capacity for independent living. The Cottage is staffed 24 hours a day to minimise risk while promoting independence in a homely, recovery-focused environment.

The service is tailored towards meeting the defined needs of each individual such as:

  • Daily living skills
  • Budgeting
  • Self medicating
  • Promoting independence, confidence and wellbeing
  • Accessing local community services and activities as part of an overall┬áprocess of reintegration
  • Positive risk taking.

Patients admitted to Fern Cottage will either be informal or detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 but with substantial periods of unescorted Section 17 leave.