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Watermead Ward


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

What Does Our Service Do?

Watermead Ward is a 20-bedded mixed ward providing acurte inpatient assessment and care of men and women with severe and enduring mental illness. acute inpatient assessment and 24-hour nursing care of mental health for both male and female patients, with accommodation on separate male and female corridors with side roomsWe work closely with our Assertive Outreach Service, which caters for people with long-term mental ill health who require more intensive support from mental health services.  We also have five beds available to our district forensics service. These are for people with mental ill health who have been through the criminal justice system or are deemed to present a high level or risk, but who not require treatment in a secure environment.

How Does Our Service Work?

Our ward team is a multi-disciplinary team which includes nursing and occupational therapy staff who work closely with psychology and psychiatry specialists to provide tailored care for inpatients. Each person has an individualised care plan which they are encouraged to contribute to. We work very closely with the assertive outreach and community forensics teams to ensure patients experience a smooth transition between hospital and community care.

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.

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 referal to the Crisis Resolution Team to assess your needs


Welcome to Watermead (ward information pack)

Contact Us

Ward office: 0116 225 2784/225 2969

Patients’ telephone: 0116 295 6039

Or our address:

Watermead 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 contact us if you require further information.

Support Groups

•Lamp 0116 2556286

•Focusline 08000272127

Carer Support Groups

•Rethink 01530 276525

•Carers Action 0116 2621067

•Genesis Project 0116 2556286

You will find more information about support available 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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