Antelope House is a small hospital in Southampton dedicated to the treatment of mental health.
Antelope House has three wards. Saxon Ward (for men) and Trinity Ward (for women) both treat people with a functional mental illnesses – such as depression, a personality disorder or schizophrenia. The third ward, called Hamtun Ward, is a Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).
A fourth ward, Abbey Ward, is set to open at the end of 2021.
Visiting hours are 2.00pm to 5.00pm and then 6.30pm to 8.00pm every day. Take a look at our Coronavirus Information pages to find out about our latest visiting restrictions.
To find out more about what to expect during your inpatient stay, including what to bring, what will happen during your stay etc... please see our Inpatient mental health service page.
An adult male acute mental health inpatient ward, which has 18 beds (and one additional emergency bed). The ward cares for men who have a functional mental illness – such as depression, a personality disorder or schizophrenia.
Hamtun ward is our 10 bedded all male Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU).
This unit is for those requiring intensive support, when their needs cannot be safely met on the acute ward. The male PICU is Southern Health's only resource of this type for male patients requiring this level of care within the Hampshire area.
Our ethos is to provide short stay intensive support with supported step down to the local area acute ward.
Our female adult acute mental health inpatient ward, which accommodates 16 women with a functional mental illness – such as depression, a personality disorder or schizophrenia. The focus is on recovery and supporting female patients from the Southampton area requiring acute inpatient mental health care.
Due to open at the end of 2021, Abbey ward will be the Trust's first all-female Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). It will have 10 beds and will be Southern Health's key resource for female patients requiring this level of intensive care within the Hampshire area.
How to find us
Antelope House, Brintons Terrace, Southampton, SO14 0YG
How to get here
The hospital is located on the Royal South Hants Hospital site.
A number of buses (Uni-link U6 and First 21 and 21A) stop near Antelope House.
Southampton's main train station is a short walk away.
There are several pay and display car parks on the site – including one for disabled access only. Charges are: £1.50 for an hour, £2 for 2 hours, £3 for 3 hours, £4 for 4 hours, £5 for 5 hours, £6 for 10 hours and £8 for a 24 hour period.