Melbury Lodge

Melbury Lodge is based at the back of the Royal Hampshire County Hospital site in Winchester and has functional mental health wards for adults (for illnesses such as depression, a personality disorder or schizophrenia), plus a specialist mother and baby unit.


Snowdrop has15-beds and cares for older people with (functional) mental health needs. It is a short-stay unit. 

Visiting hours are usually 2pm to 6pm and 7pm to 8pm (please check our Coronavirus information page for more information) and there is a telephone on the ward for patients and visitors.

Please phone the ward beforehand, just to make sure that there are no visiting rescrictions on at that time.

Tel: 01962 897739


These wards have 25 beds and provide mental health care which is recovery focused and treatment for adults who have severe mental illness. 

  • Rosemary (13 bed female)
  •  Sherwood (12 bed male)

Visiting hours are usually 1pm to 5pm but please call the ward first to book your 1 hour visiting slot. Please see our Coronavirus Information page for more information. 

Telephone: 01962 897760

Clover is our Mother and Baby Unit and is available to women who have severe mental illness from 32 weeks of pregnancy until a child is one year old. Women outside of Hampshire can be referred to the Unit.

Please contact the ward for the current visiting information.

Telephone: 01962 897711

The Perinatal Mental Health Team provides a specialist service for the assessment and treatment of women with severe mental health problems in pregnancy and around the birth. 
This service provided covers Hampshire and Southampton. 

Contact with the perinatal service can continue up to the baby's first birthday where needed. However, the service will look to joint work with the Community Mental Health Teams and to handover care when the perinatal-specific support, such as prescribing in pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding and work on attachment, has been completed. 

Telephone: 01962 897780

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How to find us

Melbury Lodge
Royal Hampshire County Hospital
Romsey Road
Winchester, SO22 5DG


There is no parking for visitors on the Melbury Lodge site, however there is a car park on the main Royal County Hospital site.  There is also a park and ride service stopping at Winchester Hospital. 

Disabled parking is next to the upper entrance of Melbury Lodge.     

The railway station is a 20 minute walk away (route is quite hilly) and buses run from the station and city centre to the hospital regularly.

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