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Inpatient Acute Services

Our inpatient acute services provide treatment and care for people who have severe mental illness and need their treatment delivered in an inpatient setting.

Antelope House, inpatient mental health service in Southampton

We have four hospitals throughout Hampshire, with services available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

If you start to feel better whilst you are in hospital, but still require intensive support, you may be transferred to our Hospital at Home teams, who can give you support tailored to your needs, in your own home or community setting.

Get access to this service

Your GP will make a referral to your local Community Mental Health Team.

How we can help

We know that coming into hospital can be a difficult and an unsettling experience, so we will work closely with you, your family and/or carer(s) to make sure this process is as stress-free and reassuring as possible.

You may be admitted to an inpatient service with your consent, or if you’re very unwell, you may be admitted under a section of the Mental Health Act.

When you stay in a hospital our team will work closely with you, focusing on helping you with your recovery. Some of the ways we can help include:

  • Prescription and management of medication
  • Individual therapy programme
  • Monitoring your physical health 
  • Education and advice about mental illness and wellbeing 
  • Spiritual support
  • Support for carers. 


We have four mental health inpatient units across Hampshire:  

  • Antelope House - Southampton 
  • Melbury Lodge - Winchester 
  • Elmleigh - Havant
  • Parklands - Basingstoke 

We also provide psychiatric intensive care units (PICU) in two of our inpatient services - Antelope and Parklands. You may be admitted to a PICU if you need treatment in a safe and secure environment that's separate to the rest of the ward. 

Please note: these are all smoke-free units. Staff will encourage patients not to smoke and will offer nicotine replacement products in place of cigarettes, along with advice and support to either temporarily stop smoking during their stay or to make an attempt to quit.

I would like to:

Make a referral to an inpatient service 

Get advice and support for carers

Contact us 

Antelope House 
Royal South Hants
Brintons Terrace
SO14 0YG

Tel: 023 8083 5500

Melbury Lodge
Royal Hampshire County Hospital 
Romsey Road
SO22 5DG

Tel: 01962 897700

61a New Lane

Tel: 023 9268 2820

Aldermaston Road
RG24 9RH

Tel: 01256 817718