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Thornford Park

Thornford Park, offers a seamless integral pathway supporting and empowering service users in their recovery and rehabilitation. The medium, low secure and rehabilitation wards, as well as a psychiatric intensive care units (PICUs) are all set within 21 acres in the Berkshire countryside.

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We provide comprehensive personalised assessment and treatment programmes for males with mental illness/complex care needs as well as those with personality disorder within our Medium & Low Secure services. Service users may have histories of offending and/or may have failed in previous placements.


The recovery focused model of care is bespoke to the individual needs of each service user. All care pathways are Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) led, with a holistic focus that ensures all aspects of the service users’ health are catered for, including their physical and mental health.


Older Adult Service:

Highclere is a 17 bedded Low Secure Older Adult ward, providing care and treatment to men who have been detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007) and have a history of offending behaviour. 


Our Multidisciplinary team (MDT) offer a patient centred holistic approach which provides age appropriate specialist interventions to treat mental illness, risk and offending behaviour. With an emphasis on all aspects of the patients’ health, including their physical and mental health inclusive of end of life care for long term patients.


Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (PICU):

Our purpose built Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (PICU) are designed to provide treatment for patients in an acute psychiatric crisis who are at risk to themselves or others, they cannot be managed in an acute or high dependency unit and require an emergency admission.


This 24-hour service provides assessment, stabilisation, care and support within the least restrictive environment to patients before they move safely through their care pathway to a less acute/secure setting in conjunction with their Community Mental Health Teams.


We offer a seamless internal care pathway:-


Mental Health


Medium Secure – Male

Bucklebury – 12 bed acute

Hernitage – 14 bed rehabilitation


Low Secure – Male

Theale  – 9 enhanced beds for service users who require assessment and treatment in a highly structured and safe environment

Headley – 11 bed acute

Kingsclere – 13 bed rehabilitation

Highclere – 17 bed Older Persons Unit supports service users with high levels of physical health


Rehabilitation flats – Male

Kingsclere – 7 Low secure rehabilitation flats for service users to live with greater independence prior to discharge


Psychiatric Intensive Care

Crookham – 11 bed – Male

Curridge – 10 bed – Female


Learning Disability

Medium Secure – male

Tadley – 10 bed


Low Secure – Male (ASD)

Donnington – 14 bed


Rehabilitation Flat – Male

Donnington – 1 low secure rehabilitation flat for service users to live with greater independence prior to discharge



“I would like to express my gratitude, on behalf of BHFT, to Dr Nev Bhagrath and his team for their professionalism and exemplary attitude, communication and collaboration with us in meeting the needs of the patients we refer to them. Through this exemplary teamwork, we have successfully discharged some patients from their PICU to community, and these patients are doing very well in the community. I cannot speak highly enough of this team and long may this collaboration continue!”

Victor Ovenseri Bed Manager for Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


For more information, to arrange a visit or to make a referral please contact the 24hr referral line 0800 218 2398 or referrals@elysiumhealthcare.co.uk.

We are part of the following

Divisions & Services:

Male services / Adults (18 yrs. +) / 126 beds

Female services / Adults (18 yrs. +) / 10 beds

Services: Medium & Low Secure/ PICU

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Thornford Park CQC Report