Information for visitors

Visiting EPUT services during the COVID-19 pandemic

We know how important visitors are to our patients. At this challenging time, we are continuing to offer visiting in a careful and COVID-secure way. This is with prior arrangement to all our wards and inpatient facilities, with the temporary exception of Cumberledge Intermediate Care CentreSt Aubyn Centre in Colchester and Wood Lea Clinic in Bedford.

All visitors are required to contact the ward in advance so that we can make arrangements for you to visit safely. All visitors will be required to wear a face covering and comply with social distancing and hand hygiene measures. Face coverings can be homemade, provided they cover the mouth and nose.

The NHS is  constantly reviewing its visitor policy to ensure our patients, staff and visitors are kept as safe as possible during the coronavirus pandemic.

Telephone numbers for our inpatient facilities are listed below:

Essex

Acute Adult Inpatient Service

Basildon Mental Health Unit – Assessment Unit: 01268 342543
Cedar Ward 01702 538145 01702  538146 01702 538147
Thorpe Ward / Grangewaters Ward 01268 243563
Ardleigh Ward / Gosfield Ward 01206 228712
Peter Bruff Ward 01206 228930 01206 228931
Finchingfield Ward / Galleywood Ward 01245 315800
Chelmer Ward / Stort Ward 01279 967302

Older People Assessment Inpatient Service

Beech Ward: 01702 538061 / 01702 538066
Maple Ward: 01702 538069 / 01702 538070
Gloucester Ward: 01375 364646
Meadowview Ward: 01375 364403
Henneage Ward: 01206 228940
Roding Ward: 01279 827484
Kitwood Ward: 01279 827309
Bernard Ward: 01255 253530
Tower Ward: 01255 253520
Ruby Ward / Topaz Ward: 01245 515300

Learning Disability Inpatient Service

Byron Court: 01277 637205 / 01277 637201

Forensic Inpatient Service

Alpine Ward: 01268 568022
Aurora Ward: 01268 568018
Forest Ward: 01268 568014
Fuji Ward: 01268 568011
Lagoon Ward: 01268 568027

Forensic Low Secure Inpatient Service

Causeway Ward: 01268 568002
Dune Ward: 01268 568006
Edward House: 01245 315850

Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit

Hadleigh Unit: 01268 243569
Christopher Unit: 01245 315600

Children’s and Adolescents’ Mental Health Services

Poplar Adolescent Unit: 01702 538 000
St Aubyn Centre (Larkwood & Longview Wards): 01206 334600*
*Visits to St Aubyn Centre are currently temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions

Saffron Walden Community Hospital

Saffron Walden Community Hospital: 01799 562916

St Margaret’s Hospital

Beech Ward: 01279 827666
Plane Ward: 01279 827205
Poplar Ward: 01279 827204

Cumberledge Intermediate Care Centre

Visits to Cumberledge Intermediate Care Centre are currently restricted to families who wish to visit relatives receiving end of life care. Please find more information on the dedicated CICC page.

Bedfordshire and Luton

Forensic Low Secure Inpatient Service

Robin Pinto Unit: 01582 657500

SLPD Forensic Low Secure Inpatient Services

Woodlea Unit: 01234 310750