Inpatient Mental Health

We provide adult inpatient mental health services at a number of sites around Dorset. Our aim is to provide person-centred care and treatment, focused on recovery, to allow people to return home as quickly as possible.

If you or your loved one is admitted to one of our inpatient facilities, we will carry out an assessment and plan an appropriate package of care. We offer a range of evidence-based treatments and therapies to help people recover. Once you are back home, you will continue to receive support - this may initially be from the Crisis Home Treatment Team and then, if you require further support, from your local Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) or GP.

Our inpatient services are open 24 hours a day, all year round, and are staffed by specialist psychiatrists, psychologist, nurses, occupational therapists, medics and support workers.

Visiting is usually between 2pm and 8pm. If you need visit any of our sites outside these times, or if you would like to book the family room if visiting with children, please contact the ward direct to arrange. Please note all meal times are protected, but otherwise we do our best to be flexible.

All of our sites are now 'Smokefree', so you will not be permitted to smoke while on site, as a patient or a visitor.

There are prohibited items that we do not allow on our sites. These include: sharp items and objects, weapons, alcohol, illegal drugs/highs and plastic/carrier bags.


You or your loved one would usually be referred to these services by a health or social care professional. Speak to your care co-ordinator or GP for more information.

See below for more details about our inpatient facilities.

St. Ann's Hospital, Poole

St Ann’s Hospital provides assessment and treatment for a wide range of mental health illnesses, supporting people aged 18 and over who are in an acute phase of their illness and working towards recovery.

Seaview Ward is an Acute Admission Unit (AAU) for all new admissions

Harbour Ward is a male treatment ward, for those requiring a longer stay in hospital.

Chine Ward is female treatment ward, for those requiring a longer stay in hospital.

Alumhurst Ward is a treatment ward for people aged 65 and over with functional mental health problems.

Haven Ward is a specialist psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU) for patients who are in extreme crisis

Twynham Ward is specialist, low secure forensic ward, for male offenders with mental health problems.

There are extensive grounds and gardens to help support patients' wellbeing, access to a gym and instructor, therapy services and a bookable family room for anyone visiting with children under 18. We offer carers support on the wards, and hold a regular drop-in session.

All wards have access to wifi and patient computers.

Forston Clinic, Charminster (near Dorchester)

Forston Clinic provides assessment and treatment for a wide range of mental illnesses, supporting adults who are in an acute phase of illness and working towards their recovery.

Waterston Ward is an assessment and treatment ward for working-age male and female patients.

Melstock Ward provides assessment and treatment for people aged 65 and over with functional mental health problems

There are extensive grounds and gardens to support patients' wellbeing, access to a gym and instructor, therapy services and a bookable family room for visiting with children under 18. We offer carer support on the wards.

Both wards have access to wifi and patient computers.

Glendinning Unit, Dorchester

The Glendinning Unit provides inpatient rehabilitation services for people with a history of severe mental illness, and who may experience repeated relapses and admissions.

A key part of this care is to help people develop skills which will help them live independently, increasing hope and empowering them to live meaningful lives. We provide access to a range of therapeutic activities designed to support recovery, including gardening, rambling, cooking, arts, gym, exercise, smoking cessation and physiotherapy.

All wards have access to wifi and patient computers.

Linden Unit, Weymouth

The Linden Unit at Westhaven Hospital provides assessment and treatment for a wide range of mental illnesses, supporting adults who are in an acute phase of illness and working towards their recovery.

There is access to a garden, gym and instructor, therapy services, a relaxation room, female-only lounge and a resource room for patients and their carers to find out more about mental illness and treatments.

Access to wifi and patient computers is available.

Nightingale House/Court, Bournemouth

Nightingale House and Nightingale Court are both on the same site in Westbourne, Bournemouth. They offer inpatient care and rehabilitation for people with complex, enduring and severe mental illness.

A key part of this care is to help people develop skills which will help them live independently, increasing hope and empowering them to live meaningful lives. We provide access to a range of therapeutic activities designed to support recovery including gardening, rambling, cooking, arts, gym, exercise, smoking cessation and physiotherapy.

All wards have access to wifi and patient computers.

Locations

AAU Seaview (Poole - St Ann's Hospital)

01202 492461
N/A
69 Haven Road,
Poole,
BH13 7LN

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes


Alumhurst Ward (Poole - St Ann's Hospital)

01202 492098
N/A
Haven Road,
BH13 7LN

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Mental Health Inpatient Units (Older Persons)

Castletown Ward (Portland - Portland Community Hospital)

01305 363738
N/A
Castle Road,
Castle Town,
Portland,
Dorset,
DT5 1AX

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Visiting times: from 15.00 to 16.30 and from 18.00 to 19.30

Chine Ward (Poole - St Ann's Hospital)

N/A
N/A
69 Haven Road,
Poole,
BH13 7LN

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Harbour Ward (Poole - St Ann's Hospital)

01202 492 445
N/A
69 Haven Road,
Poole,
BH13 7LN

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Mental Health Male Treatment Unit

Langdon Ward (Bridport - Bridport Community Hospital)

01308 426261
N/A
Hospital Lane,
North Allington,
Bridport,
DT6 5DR

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Opening Times: from 15.30 to 16.30


Linden Unit (Weymouth - Westhaven Hospital)

01305 787274
N/A
Radipole Lane,
Weymouth,
DT4 0QE

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes


Melstock House (Dorchester - Forston Clinic)

01305 361282
N/A
1 Greville Rd,
Charlton Down,
Dorchester,
DT2 9UF

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes


Radipole Ward (Weymouth - Westhaven Hospital)

01305 362023
N/A
Westhaven Hospital,
Radipole Lane,
Weymouth,
Dorset,
DT4 0QE

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Visiting times: from 15.00 to 16.30 and from 18.00 to 19.30

Ryeberry Ward (Bridport - Bridport Community Hospital)

01308 426 220
N/A
Hospital Lane,
North Allington,
DT6 5DR

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WiFi: Yes

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes

Visiting hours: from 15:00 to 16:30 and from 18:00 to 19:30


Waterston Acute Assessment Unit (Dorchester, Charlton Down - Forston Clinic)

01305 361490
N/A
Herrison Road,
Charlton Down,
DT2 9TB

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WiFi: No

Parking: Yes

Disabled Access: Yes


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