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Rushcliffe Care Group - Rushcliffe Hospital - Aberavon
Rushcliffe Care Group - Rushcliffe Hospital - Aberavon
Rushcliffe Care Group - Rushcliffe Hospital - Aberavon

Rushcliffe Hospital - Aberavon

Rushcliffe Hospital - Aberavon, Scarlet Avanue Aberavon Port Talbot
Telephone: 01639 895229 Fax: 01639 897279 | Enquiries and Complaints: david.kwei@rushcliffehospitals.co.uk


Rushcliffe Hospital is a 24-hour facility strategically placed on the sea front at Aberavon to provide a calm and relaxed environment.  The hospital is close to Port Talbot town centre, with easy access, via public transport, to the Welsh towns and cities of Neath, Swansea, Bridgend and Cardiff, where there is access to National Rail, Air and road links to all parts of the UK.




Mission Statement

Rushcliffe Hospital is dedicated to providing high quality care with committed and well trained staff in a hospital setting. We seek to tailor our services to our patients’ particular needs, in partnership with them, their relatives and commissioners.

Our care is aimed at individualised holistic recovery and to actively contribute to the recovery care pathway for individuals moving to greater independence.  We are currently adopting the Recovery Model ‘My Shared Pathway’ as a vehicle for our patients, multi-disciplinary team and commissioners to work together promoting a structured approach to measurable individualized rehabilitation.  

We want everything we do in the hospital to be driven by the needs, abilities and aspirations of our patients, not by what staff, management or any other group would desire.  We recognise how easily this focus can slip away, and we will remain vigilant to ensure that facilities, resources, policies, activities and services at the hospital remain patient-led.

Service Description

The service is provided to men aged 18-65 years of age, requiring care and treatment in conditions of a locked rehabilitation service. It is a treatment environment for patients who have a diagnosis of mental illness who have been assessed as needing comprehensive, multi-disciplinary treatment, care and rehabilitation by qualified and experienced staff.  The patient may present with challenging behaviours, and have elements of risk associated with this behaviour.  These patients may require more security than can be provided in general psychiatric ward environments, but can be safely supported at a lower risk level than that offered in low secure services.

Patients will be liable to detention under the Mental Health Act 1983 and may be restricted on legal grounds needing focussed rehabilitation and treatment programmes.

The service provides high levels of therapeutic care underpinned by evidence-based practice.

This includes a comprehensive assessment of the needs of the patient in order to devise an individualised treatment programme that will incorporate social, physical, psychological and mental health needs within a specific and measurable framework of a thorough Care Programme Approach Plan.


Service delivery will take account of patient diversity, meeting the needs of gender, cultural and religious diversity through policies and practices.

The hospital facilities include:

·         16 on-suite spacious bedrooms 

·         Light and spacious recreational and communal areas

·         Large lounge with sea views

·         Quiet lounge

·         Occupational Therapy practice kitchen

·         Games room

·         Arts and crafts room

·         Music room

·         Laundry rooms

·         Visitors room

·         Multi Faith room/ Consultation room

·         Generous enclosed gardens

·         External designated smoking area (dependent on risk assessment).

Clinical Team

The clinical team consists of a Consultant Psychiatrist, Consultant Psychologist, Occupational Therapist, Hospital Manager, Staff Nurses and Support Workers.  We also have on site a Mental Health Act administrator, Human Resource administrator/ receptionist, a Housekeeper and Maintenance supervisor. 

Making a Referral

Assessments are undertaken by our Consultant Psychiatrist and Staff Nurse in the first instance.  However, depending on the needs of the patient, the reviewing team may also include our Consultant Psychologist and/ or our Occupational Therapist.

On receipt of a referral we aim to carry out an assessment within 2 working days.


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