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Mental Health Inpatient Services

Inpatient services are for people who can no longer be supported at home and need to be admitted to hospital due to severe mental health problems. These can be functional mental illnesses (such as depression or schizophrenia) or organic mental illnesses (such as dementia).

The aim of our inpatient services is to help patients become well enough to return to living in their local community, whether that’s in their own home or in a nursing/care home.

Our wards are welcoming and we’ll always work to make sure you’re treated with dignity and respect. We look at each patient’s individual needs when planning care and treatment and you can expect to receive a range of care, support and treatment.

We have six hospitals across Hampshire, open every day of the year:    

  • Antelope House, Southampton - with wards for men and women with a functional mental illness      
  • Elmleigh, Havant - with wards for men and women with a functional mental illness       
  • Parklands, Basingstoke – with functional and organic mental health wards, plus a specialist military personnel ward   
  • Melbury Lodge, Winchester – with functional mental health wards, plus a mother and baby unit
  • Western Hospital, Southampton - for men and women with a functional or an organic mental illness
  • Gosport War Memorial Hospital - for men and women with a functional or an organic mental illness 

We also have two Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (PICU) in Hampshire – at Antelope House and Parklands. They are safe, secure and low stimulus ward environments, separate to the rest of the hospital. They have more staff per patient, so our teams can provide more intensive care when a patient is very unwell.

Please note: these are all smoke-free hospitals. Should you need them, you will be offered nicotine replacement products in place of cigarettes, along with advice and support to either temporarily stop smoking during your stay or to make an attempt to quit.

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