Our mental health inpatient service is provided to meet the general mental health and psychiatric needs of our local population.

The service is based at Sevenacres, a unit on the St Marys Hospital site.


Sevenacres has 3 wards within the unit. All wards offer single room accommodation with shared ensuite facilities. The layout of the building and patient accommodation ensures that we are able ensure the privacy and dignity of those people whom we are treating.

All ward areas have a programme of therapeutic activities and groups aimed at maximising peoples independence and ensuring that they have the chance to learn new skills to assist in their recovery.

Visiting hours

Visiting is Monday to Friday at 6pm to 8pm. Visiting on Saturdays and Sundays is 2pm to 4pm and again at 6pm to 8pm.

Afton Ward

Afton Ward is a 10 bed acute admission unit for older people experiencing severe mental health problems. The ward also takes admissions for people who have associated physical health problems. The ward actively encourages all patients to be involved in the variety of treatments and activities available to maximise their independence whilst recovering.

Osborne Ward

Osborne Ward is a 16 bedded ward which primarily caters for people under the age of 65 who require inpatient care. The ward offers a full programme of group based treatments, which patients are expected to engage with during their stay on the ward.

Seagrove Ward 

Seagrove Ward is a 6 bedded psychiatric intensive care unit which care for people who may require a more intensive treatment regime to meet their mental health needs. The unit offers a range of activities to patients to engage them in their treatment and recovery.

The unit has an Electroconvulsive Therapy Treatment Clinic (ECT). This ensures that we can offer this life-saving treatment to patients in a safe and efficient way. This service has been nationally accredited as “Excellent” by the national regulating body.