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Thornton Ward


Daily visiting times:
3pm - 6pm
6.30pm - 8.30pm

What Does Our Service Do?

Thornton Ward is part of the Bradgate Mental Health Unit on the Glenfield Hospital site in Leicester. The 24-bedded ward provides care for men with acute mental health needs.  We respect and try to meet our service users' cultural or religious requirements. The ward aims to promote recovery and provide care sensitive to the needs of men.

How Does Our Service Work?

On admission you will be allocated a bed, given information leaflets and orientated to the ward and staff. You will be allocated a medical consultant in charge of your care, a named nurse and associate nurse. You will undertake a full assessment of your needs mentally, physically, and socially and a plan of care will be put in place with you, including positive risk management, which will be reviewed daily. You are encouraged to maintain contact with friends and family and that they are, if you wish, to be included in your care. There are private telephone facilities on the ward. From the onset of admission we will be working towards your recovery and subsequent discharge to make the process as short and undisruptive as possible.

Care is provided by a multi-disciplinary team including medics, nursing staff and other professions including a full time Occupational Therapist based on the ward from Monday to Friday and a therapeutic liaison worker is on duty every day to enable activities, groups and therapeutic interventions to take place. 

Transfer between wards

Although you might have been admitted to one ward it might be necessary to move your care to a different ward, to accommodate new admissions. This would happen only after we have looked at all options. You will still receive the same high standard of care and your care plan and information will follow you.

Smoke-free Trust

The Trust became smoke free in October 2016 and promotes nicotine replacement therapy products that are free from our pharmacy. The ward will allow the use of disposable e-cigarettes that can be purchased from a vending machine within the unit. E-cigarettes may only be used within the ward gardens and not within the wards. We cannot recharge e-cigarettes and will only allow the use of the e-cigarette from the vending machine.

Welcome to Thornton Ward leaflet (ward information pack)

How Can You Access Our Service?

To access our service you can:

  • Speak to your GP
  • Speak to any other healthcare professional involved in your care
  • They can consider a referral to Crisis Resolution Team for assessment.

Contact Us

Ward office: 0116 225 2747

Patients’ telephone: 0116 225 2776

Or our address:

Thornton Ward
Bradgate Mental Health Unit
Glenfield Hospital
Groby Road
Tel Bradgate Reception - 0116 225 6000

Choice and medication

To find out more about mental health conditions, treatments and medications, including the latest news and printable leaflets, visit

Further Information

Please ask a member of the team you require further information.

Carer Support Groups

  • Rethink 01530 276525
  • Lamp 0116 2556286

You will find more information about sources of support in the ward leaflet


How Did We Do?

You can give us feedback about our service by talking to a member of the team. Alternatively you can contact PALS or email

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