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New CAMHS service Cygnet Joyce Parker Hospital opening in October 2020

Cygnet Joyce Parker Hospital, our new state-of-the-art Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) hospital in Coventry, 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 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).

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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).

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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 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.

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