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

Services Key

  • Mental Illness
  • Personality Disorder
  • Learning Disability
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

Kneesworth House

Kneesworth House offers purpose built services with medium secure, low secure, and both locked and open rehabilitation opportunities.

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. In addition to ward-based living and activity areas there is patient engagement opportunity in varied occupational therapy facilities. Patients here report high levels of satisfaction. Four residential houses afford a clear step down pathway for patients.

Services
Medium, Low Secure, Locked Rehabilitation and Open Rehabilitation as well as community houses / residential services for men and for women.

Patient Group
Women with mental illness; Men with mental illness, personality disorder or mild learning disability

Newly refurbished Nightingale Ward stabilises and prepares patients for rehabilitation and recovery

Nightingale ward supports male patients who need enhanced support in a rehabilitation setting without moving to a higher level of security. The ward has a quiet lounge, an activity room, three communal lounges, a laundry room, a training kitchen, an IT education room, a large living room and a dining room. Its focus in on patient-led engagement, embracing My Shared Pathway and PiC's bespoke Care Programme Approach and on positive patient outcomes.

Awards                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Patients Kneesworth House won one silver and four bronze awards at the 2013 Koestler Art Awards

To arrange a Skype or Video Call please contact Joel Sifuya or Robert Lane on 01763 255700

Number Beds 
157
The Team 
Rosario O'Connell, Regional Executive Director

Rosario has worked in mental health and learning disability settings for 25 years. Over the years she has developed an extensive knowledge of the operational management, during a time that Partnerships in Care has significantly increased its number of beds across the UK.

A member of the Corporate Management Group, Rosario has been with PiC since August 1989. In the summer of 2001 Rosario was appointed to the position of Executive Director for Partnerships in Care Learning Disability Services and in 2010 became the Regional Executive Director for PiC East of England Services, based at St John's House Hospital.

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.

Geoff Keats, Unit Manager
Hospital Services Detail 
Mental Illness
Personality Disorder
Male
35 Beds
Learning Disability
Male
16 Beds
Mental Illness
Personality Disorder
Male
18 Beds
Mental Illness
Personality Disorder
Male
34 Beds
Mental Illness
Personality Disorder
Male
8 Beds
Learning Disability
Male
4 Beds
Mental Illness
Personality Disorder
Female
12 Beds
Mental Illness
Personality Disorder
Female
16 Beds
Mental Illness
Personality Disorder
Female
10 Beds
Mental Illness
Personality 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 Red Lion Pub.

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 Red Lion Pub.

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 Red Lion Pub.

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 Red Lion Pub 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.