Cygnet Health Care opens new mental health hospital for women

Cygnet Nield House

Cygnet Health Care has opened a new mental health facility for women in Crewe, Cheshire.

Cygnet Nield House is a 30-bed facility that offers specialist holistic support for women aged 18 and over with complex personality disorders with a co-morbid diagnosis of disordered eating.

It is the third new service that Cygnet has opened in recent months. Newly-opened services include Cygnet Newham House, a neuropsychiatric care and treatment facility in Middlesbrough for women, and Cygnet Hospital Hexham, a 27-bed mental health facility in Northumberland for women with complex mental health needs. Another Cygnet hospital, Cygnet Joyce Parker Hospital, a CAMHS service in Coventry, opens on October 8.

Hospital director Masimba Kamba said: ‘The specialist support we offer means that women with a dual diagnosis of personality disorder and co-occurring eating disorder are able to have both conditions treated simultaneously in an environment where they feel safe. 

Cllr Benn Minshall, mayor of Crewe, added: ‘Mental health has been a taboo subject for some time and places like Nield House help to destigmatise that. 

‘We all know somebody who has been affected by mental health and to know that access to these facilities is on the increase that gives me hope. Congratulations to the team on opening such an incredible facility.’