Cygnet Hospital Sherwood’s Grand Opening Day

Ben Bradley MP cutting the ribbon to officially open the hospital

Today we were delighted to hold the grand opening of Cygnet Hospital Sherwood, our new state-of-the-art hospital in Mansfield which will support men who are struggling with their mental health.

This new purpose built 44-bed hospital, is an extension to the existing Cygnet Health Care site on Rufford Colliery Lane that includes Cygnet Sherwood House and Cygnet Sherwood Lodge.

Construction began in the summer of 2022 and it was officially opened by Mansfield MP Ben Bradley, alongside Hospital Director Claire Griffiths and Cygnet CEO, Dr Tony Romero.

The service features three wards; a 12 bed specialist Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit known as Fern Ward and two 16-bed emergency acute services known as Bramble Ward and Treetops Ward.

Hospital Director Claire Griffiths, who has worked with Cygnet for more than 16 years, said: “I am really excited to open this much needed service in Nottinghamshire. We have recruited an incredible team with an array of experiences who will focus on stabilisation, empowering individuals to manage their mental health and preparing them for life back in the community in the quickest possible time.

“The new hospital provides a safe and comfortable environment to enable individuals to achieve outstanding outcomes as well as a successful recovery.”

Cygnet Hospital Sherwood has brought more than 100 new jobs to the local area and has seen further investment by Cygnet in the local economy, drawing on local resources during the construction phase and for day-to-day supplies to run the service.

Mansfield MP Ben Bradley was invited to perform the ribbon cutting ceremony.

He explained: “We know the pandemic had a huge impact on people’s mental health and more services are needed to support those experiencing mental health difficulties.

“Patients deserve the very best support and Cygnet Hospital Sherwood will ensure that happens for East Midlands and Nottinghamshire men who can receive the treatment and care they need close to family and friends. I look forward to seeing the difference this fantastic facility will make to so many people.

“I am confident this investment in our local area is going to produce some outstanding outcomes and it was a pleasure to officially open the hospital.”

Dr Tony Romero, Cygnet CEO, said Cygnet Hospital Sherwood will complement the range of mental health services already delivered by the organisation in the area and support more people who need help.

He added: “Sadly, the number of people in need of specialist mental health care is rising. We want to be part of the solution and work together with the NHS to provide the best treatment and facilities to help people on their recovery journey.

“It is a huge responsibility, but it’s one that we are proud to take on every day. For the second year running, we have outperformed the national average in regulatory ratings and this new service will focus on providing a high quality, much needed, pioneering service to the East Midlands community, focusing on hope, opportunity and possibility for the patients it serves.”

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