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Kneesworth House,
Bassingbourn-cum-Kneesworth,
Royston, Hertfordshire
SG8 5JP

Services Key

  • Mental Disorder
  • Learning Disability
  • Brain Injury
  • Child and Adolescent Services
  • Trauma and Addiction

Kneesworth House

Kneesworth House offers purpose built services with medium secure, low secure, and both locked and open rehabilitation opportunities. Based in Hertfordshire in spacious grounds, Kneesworth House Hospital offers a range of specialist recovery pathways, all at one site.

The wide range of care settings maximises the opportunity for patients to have step down pathways and move easily between care settings to whatever level of security is most appropriate for their care

Our approach

Kneesworth House Hospital is in the unique position, as a multi-faceted service, to offer complete discharge pathways to its patients. All patients are offered a 12 week individualised treatment timetable, which includes a range of clinical therapies and specialist MDT input.

Our pathways include:

  • Male Learning Disability Service Discharge Pathway
  • Male Mental Health Service Discharge Pathway
  • Female Mental Health Service Discharge Pathway

Care is provided by an experienced multi-disciplinary team, individualised to patient needs and geared to develop coping skills, improved independence and skills useful to the patient following discharge.

Kneesworth House Hospital offers a wide range of clinical therapies, based on an Individual Needs Assessment. Therapies are delivered both individually and on a group working basis. Therapies include:

  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
  • Substance misuse treatment programme
  • Management of sexual problematic behaviour programme: Developing New Me Part I Foundation programme and Staying Strong Part 2 Treatment programme
  • Fire setting treatment group: Developing New Me Part I foundation programme and Part 2 Treatment Programme)
  • Various psychoeducational and skills enhancing group programmes
  • Violence offending interventions
  • Various therapeutic models in individual therapy such as DBT, CBT & Schema therapy

Our therapy team consists of:

  • Psychologists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Psychiatrists
  • Nursing team
  • Social workers

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Our facilities

Employment and Vocational Service (EVOS) Centre:

  • Patients work towards nationally recognised educational qualifications
  • Real work opportunities help prepare people for life beyond hospital

Adult Recreational Centre (ARC):

  • Patients can participate in a range of social groups and activities, occupational therapy sessions, leisure activities and a range of weekend events.
  • Rehabilitation kitchens
  • Library, DVD library and computer room
  • Outdoor and indoor gym and fitness facilities including swimming pool and pure essence pampering and massages
  • A wide range of sporting activities to access including yoga, tennis, football, volleyball, badminton and other team activities which help to promote physical and mental health
Number Beds 
155
The Team 
Lorraine Ahern, Regional Executive Director
Iona Oughton, Regional Therapies Director

Iona Oughton, Regional Therapies Director, has a BSc Occupational Therapy and is completing an MSc Management. She has more than 27 years of experience in nursing and psychiatric care.

Gary Stobbs, Hospital Director

Gary Stobbs, RMN Dip HE and Health Services Management qualified in 1997. He has 19 years of senior experience in specialist mental health services. He worked as a Community Psychiatric Nurse, then joined a private provider as a Ward Manager for acute and PICU services. From 2003 he managed Locked Rehabilitation Services including having commissioned a 23-bed female service in Birmingham and being appointed Regional Operations Manager in 2008, holding this role until 2012 when he joined PiC as registered manager for North London Clinic. Gary took up the role of Hospital Director at Kneesworth House Hospital in March 2016.

Hospital Services Detail 
Mental Disorder
Male
34 Beds
Learning Disability
Male
16 Beds
Mental Disorder
Male
18 Beds
Mental Disorder
Male
34 Beds
Mental Disorder
Male
8 Beds
Learning Disability
Male
4 Beds
Mental Disorder
Female
12 Beds
Mental Disorder
Female
15 Beds
Mental Disorder
Female
10 Beds
Mental Disorder
Female
4 Beds

Directions

Via the A1 - North from London A1M

  • Leave the A1 at Junction 9 towards Baldock and join the A505 to Royston (approx 11 miles).
  • At second roundabout turn left onto A1198 towards Bassingbourn Barracks and Huntingdon.
  • Go straight across at the second roundabout (first available exit), again following signs for A59, follow the dual carriageway for about 3/4 mile.
  • Kneesworth House Hospital is approximately 2 miles along on the right - the turning is just before the restaurant, Yuva.

Via the M11 - North from London

  • Leave the M11 at Junction 10 and join the A505 towards Royston (approx 8 miles).
  • At first roundabout, go straight ahead.
  • At second roundabout turn right onto A1198 towards Bassingbourn Barracks and Huntingdon.
  • Kneesworth House Hospital is approximately 2 miles along on the right - the turning is just before the restaurant, Yuva.

Via A1 - From the North

  • Leave the A1 at Junction 10 and join the A507 to Baldock.
  • At traffic lights in Baldock turn left onto A505 to Royston (approx 11 miles).
  • At second roundabout turn left onto A1198 towards Bassingbourn Barracks and Huntingdon.
  • Kneesworth House Hospital is approximately 2 miles along on the right - the turning is just before the restaurant, Yuva.

Via A14 - From the North

  • Leave the A14 at Huntingdon joining the A1198 towards Royston (approx 22 miles).
  • At Bassingbourn - cum - Kneesworth go straight ahead over 2 mini - roundabouts, past the restaurant, Yuva and the turning for Kneesworth House Hospital is on the left.

By Train

The nearest train station is Royston, which is on the Kings Cross to Cambridge and Kings Lynn line. Kneesworth House is 5 minute taxi ride from Royston station.