Gateway Recovery Centre

Gateway Recovery Centre is a state-of-the-art facility which provides care for men and women with complex mental health requirements.

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Male & Female services / Adults (18 yrs. +) / 72 beds

Services: Rehabilitation

Bennett’s Lane, Widnes,

Warrington, WA8 0GT

More information about Gateway Recovery Centre

The hospital is split into four distinct areas:

  • Male Autism Service for the challenging and complex needs of adults with Autism and Asperger’s syndrome
  • Assessment and rehabilitation for women with complex mental health needs and personality difficulties
  • Specialist inpatient service for older men with complex mental health and physical health needs.
  • Low secure care setting for men with a mental illness with or without personality disorder/mild LD


Our overall aim at Gateway Recovery Centre is to improve the mental health and wellbeing of our patients and to help them develop and maintain healthy relationships with others. Gateway Recovery Centre will work to reduce risk behaviours associated with mental health conditions so that our patients can ultimately live successful and fulfilling lives within the community.


Ash Ward at Gateway Recovery Centre is a specialist inpatient service for older men with complex mental health and physical health needs.


Admission Criteria

  • Men with a primary diagnosis of dementia or related neuropsychiatric conditions
  • Those whose physical illness or frailty contributes to, or complicates, the management of their mental health problem. This may include men under 65 years of age
  • Men with psychiatric or neuropsychological and social difficulties whose needs are best met by an inpatient service for older men, this would typically include those aged 65 years and over
  • Patients may present with risks or challenging behaviours that cannot be managed safely in the community, nursing homes or residential settings. We accept people who are subject to Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) or those who are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (amended 2007)


Ash Ward is supported by an experienced multidisciplinary team and enhanced physical healthcare provision. Situation on the ground floor, each bedroom is ensuite and the ward offers accessible areas with easy access to the garden and sensory areas.

Gateway Recovery Centre CQC Report

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