Ellingham Hospital

Ellingham Road Attleborough Norfolk NR17 1AE

Tel.01953 459 000


Ellingham Hospital

Ellingham Hospital has extensive experience of providing care to adolescents and young adults, aged 12 upwards, who have complex needs, including acute mental illness and developmental disorders. The Redwood Ward offers a transitional care pathway for individuals aged 18 years and over and supports patients in the transition from adolescence to adulthood.

Ellingham Hospital benefits from its close proximity to the City of Norwich and the local town centre of Attleborough. The site also has easy access to occupational, educational and leisure activities in the nearby countryside and coast.

This facility is split into three wards:

Redwood - mixed 10-bedded ward

A specialist unit for those aged 18 years and above, where patients are supported with acute, complex mental illness using a therapeutic approach and state of the art facilities. Our skilled multidisciplinary team includes a consultant psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, mental health nurses (RMNs) and occupational therapists, who work collaboratively with patients and their families to ensure the delivery of bespoke packages of care in line with individually identified outcomes.

Cherry Oak - mixed 10-bedded ward

A specialist low secure Tier 4 inpatient service for young people with complex neurodevelopmental disorders, learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and mental health problems.

Woodlands - mixed 15-bedded ward

A specialist general Tier 4 inpatient service for young people who may have a wide range of psychiatric, emotional, behavioural and social difficulties. This includes learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorder.

Our approach

Recovery is at the heart of our treatment programmes. On Redwood Ward we incorporate:

  • Specialist assessments
  • Psychological input
  • Activity programmes
  • Integration with community services
  • Education
  • Emotional support
  • Discharge planning from the point of admission

We work with our patients, their families, community mental health teams, and social services to plan for transition out of inpatient care and back into the community as early as possible.

Our Services

Services offered

Fees and Funding

Referrals & Admissions

The following criteria details who will benefit from active rehabilitation at Ellingham Hospital:

  • The primary reason for hospital admission is acute mental illness
  • Patients with mild learning disabilities can be considered
  • The ward is able to take patients detained under the Mental Health Act, with access to Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)
  • Acute care as part of a pathway to enable the patient to achieve maximum independence in the medium term

More Info

We believe that the environment in which an individual is treated is just as important as the treatment itself. Our homely setting provides a range of facilities that include:

  • Therapy and activities space
  • Activities of daily living (ADL) kitchen
  • Open access to comfortable communal areas
  • A spacious garden

Location Details