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The Hellingly Centre is a Secure Hospital, comprising of three Medium Secure Wards and one Low Secure Ward. Situated in rural East Sussex, close to Hailsham, Eastbourne and Lewes, we enjoy the benefits of both beautiful countryside and the convenience and amusements larger town links provide.

With service users who have committed criminal offences, but have often also been victims themselves. Service users regularly experience stigma for both mental health and offending history, so our role is to develop trusting and safe relationships which balance being collaborative and supportive with sound risk management skills.

No two days are the same; while we have structure and set boundaries, there is always a need to be able to adapt to what is a dynamic ward environment.

Read more about our Forensic healthcare services

Our Wards

o Ash Ward is a dynamic 15 bedded Male Medium Secure and Forensic ward. We have to consider a complex picture for our service users of victims of significant trauma and abuse, but also perpetrators of violence.

Blossom ward is a specialist 15-bedded female Medium Secure and Forensic ward. We have to consider a complex picture for our service users, who are often victims of significant trauma and abuse, but also perpetrators of violence.

Elm Ward is a 15 bedded male Low Secure Unit focussed on reintegrating patients back into the community. We are a patient centred ward and provide a full activity programme, including both therapeutic groups and leisure activities.

Oak Ward is a 15-bed male acute High dependency ward, specialising in the assessment and treatment of people with complex and enduring mental health needs, who have had contact with the criminal justice system.

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