Beech Ward (HMR)
Beech Ward is a 16-bed ward for females predominantly over the age of 65. We care for people experiencing moderate to severe mental health problems (e.g. depression, bi-polar disorder, severe anxiety).

If you are admitted to Beech Ward, you will receive a comprehensive assessment of your mental and physical health needs.

Your care will be provided by our mental health nurses, registered nursing associates, healthcare support workers and occupational therapists. Other health care professionals, such as pharmacists, psychologists and physiotherapists can also support you.

We have close links with lots of other services to ensure you have a timely discharge from hospital, with appropriate follow-up care.

We're based on the Birch Hill Hospital site, click here for a site map.

Visiting the unit

You are always welcome to visit your loved ones on the unit, please contact us before to arrange this.

We will try to be as flexible and accommodating as possible but ask that you please try to avoid visits during mealtimes. The best times to visit are between 10 – 11:45am, 1:30 – 4:30pm, or 5:30 – 8pm.