Farmfield Drive

Tel.01293 787 500

Fax.01293 787 501

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Farmfield - Surrey

Farmfield is a 52-bed, low and medium secure hospital specialising in treating male patients aged 18+ who have been detained under the Mental Health Act (1983) and who will benefit from extended treatment and rehabilitation.

We care for patients with enduring mental illness, personality disorder and with mild learning disabilities.

Treatment and care

The hospital's consultant-led, multidisciplinary teams have a wealth of clinical and research experience in forensic psychiatry and rehabilitation. Treatment is targeted toward safe patient re-settlement in the community where possible.

All therapeutic programmes have been designed to maximise the potential and enhance the quality of life of each individual patient.

Our clinical services include:

  • Offending behaviour and related risks addressed through specific, evidence-based interventions that include insight treatment compliance and relapse prevention
  • Optimise functioning and improve quality of life
  • Enhance patient dignity and self-esteem
  • Social skills interventions: anger and anxiety management; improving assertiveness; stability in relationships
  • HCR-V3 and START risk management tools
  • Comprehensive range of occupational and complementary therapies like community skills training which aim to enhance patient dignity, self-esteem and functioning
  • Family support and psycho-education
  • Specialist forensic cognitive behavioural therapy assessment and interventions

Environment and facilities

Farmfield is a purpose-built hospital with an extremely high standard of accommodation. It has five wards with single en-suite rooms and offers patients a light, comfortable environment. Patients are encouraged to bring their own home comforts and personalise their rooms.

Our recreational facilities include:

  • Fully equipped gym
  • Occupational therapy rooms
  • Rehabilitation kitchens
  • Computer room
  • Art studio
  • Hospital shop
  • Multi-faith room
  • Music room

Our Services

Our Specialists

Dr Mark Harrison

Dr Mark Harrison

Medical Director, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist - Secure
Farmfield - Surrey (staff)

Dr Richard Baxter

Dr Richard Baxter

Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist - Adult
Farmfield - Surrey (staff)


Fees and Funding

Referrals & Admissions

Farmfield Referrals

We accept referrals from a wide variety of public sector organisations throughout the UK, including special hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, prisons, courts, MSUs, SHA forensic lead commissioners, social services, NHS Mental Health Trusts, GPs, the police and others.

Our secure patients are aged 18 or over and are detained under the Mental Health Act (1983) or have equivalent status. Our patients are made aware of hospital procedures, regulations and restrictions and should agree to abide by them via a written contract prior to admission.

We are able to accept emergency referrals (24/7). Urgent or out-of-hours appointments and admissions can be arranged immediately by telephoning the appropriate hospital.

We are also able to offer a National Rapid Transfer and Advisory Service (NRTS) for remand and convicted prisoners who are in need of urgent admission, assessment and treatment for mental disorder in condition of low or medium security. This service is cost free.

For further information, please contact the Admissions office on 01293 787 500 or e-mail:

The Admissions Office then passes the patient's details on to the appropriate consultant psychiatrist.

Farmfield Admissions criteria

  • Male patients aged 18 + who require low or medium security and will benefit from treatment and rehabilitation
  • Diagnosis of mental illness or personality disorder
  • Expertise in management of co-morbid complex conditions e.g. Asperger's Syndrome
  • Detained under the Mental Health Act (1983)
  • May have a forensic history

More Info

What we treat

We care for patients with:

  • Enduring mental illness
  • Personality disorders
  • Remand/sentenced patients with a history of offending
  • Multiple-diagnosis
  • Individuals detained under Mental Health Act (1983)
  • Mental illness
  • Mental illness combined with physical illness
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Personality disorders and borderline personality disorders
  • Forensic addictions
  • Psychoses
  • Substance misuse

Our patients are among the most vulnerable members of society and require sensitive therapeutic interventions delivered in a healing environment that encourages self-awareness, knowledge and empowerment.

Care pathway

We offer a comprehensive care progression plan for our patients which encourages a seamless transition from medium to low service through to step-down services.

Quality and regulation

You can be assured that the treatment patients receive will be of the highest standard, as we are continually monitored by the independent regualtor (the Care Quality Commission) and are benchmarked against the National Service Framework.

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