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Wednesday 20 March 2019
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Kedleston Unit, Kingsway Hospital

Kedleston Unit - Kingsway Site
Newly refurbished room on Scarsdale ward
Newly refurbished room on Scarsdale rehabilitation ward at the Kedleston Unit.

The Kedleston Unit provides a gender-specific low-secure service for males.

It delivers intensive, comprehensive, multidisciplinary treatments and care by registered staff and healthcare assistants, for patients who demonstrate disturbed behaviour in the context of a serious mental disorder and who require the provision of security.

The Kedleston Unit is commissioned by NHS England, and our referrals come from regional medium-secure units, prisons, Ministry of Justice recalls and acute adult wards. There are 20 beds - Curzon ward is an eight-bedded assessment ward and Scarsdale ward is a 12-bedded rehabilitation ward.

Referral criteria

  • Males 18 years and above
  • Must be suffering from a mental disorder, and detained under the MHA 1983 (not section 2)
  • Must require treatment in a specialist low-secure service
  • Will usually have complex and challenging forensic and mental health needs. 


External referrals should be addressed to Referral Panel, The Kedleston Unit, Kingsway Hospital Site, Derby DE22 3LZ or sent to the secure email address dhcft.derbyshireforensicspoa@nhs.net

The Kedleston Unit is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists' Forensic Quality Network and is an active member in service review and sharing of good practice through the network.


Kedleston Unit inpatient guide

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Kedleston Unit
Kingsway Hospital
DE22 3LZ

Access to Kingsway Hospital via the Kings Highway roundabout.

Tel: 01332 623700 ext 33267