New neuropsychiatric service in Widnes opening in summer 2024

Cygnet Paddocks

Cygnet Paddocks, our new 28-bed specialist Neuropsychiatric rehabilitation service for men will be opening in summer 2024. The service will provide a dedicated care pathway for men affected by acquired brain injury or neurological conditions, where behaviours that challenge are the overarching impairment to recovery and rehabilitation.

Cygnet Paddocks is on the redeveloped site of a former nursing home situated to the north of Widnes. The local area has many parks and nature reserves, and the service is well connected by public transport to nearby supermarkets, cafés and leisure activities.

The people we support at Cygnet Pindar House, our neuropsychiatric service in Barnsley, helped choose the name of the new service. They chose the name Cygnet Paddocks to reflect the fact that there are a number of horse paddocks in the fields adjacent to the hospital.

The three individually designed wards will replicate the well-established rehabilitation and treatment pathways already successfully offered by Cygnet in other Neuropsychiatric Rehabilitation services; facilitating a clear and distinctive care and treatment pathway led by an all-encompassing in-house clinical and medical team.

The team will consist of:

  • Neuropsychiatrist / Psychiatrist
  • Specialty Doctors
  • Neuropsychologist / Psychologist
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Physiotherapist
  • Clinical Hospital Manager
  • Clinical Head of Care
  • Nurses across RMN/RGN/RNLD disciplines
  • Support Workers

Rachael Chamberlain, Business Development Director for our Neurological services, said: “I’m so excited that we are finally being able to bring a Cygnet Neuropsychiatric Rehabilitation service to the North West of England.

“It’s so important that individuals affected by brain injuries can access the most appropriate rehabilitation assessment and treatment needed to meet their needs. Offering a comprehensive specialist rehabilitation service as close as possible to friends and family is an important aspect to recovery for many of our service users.”

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