Inpatient care is provided in the Bethlem Royal Hospital which is specifically for the treatment and care of people suffering from mental illness. Gresham 1 has beds for women. Gresham 2 has beds for men. Westways Rehabilitation Unit is for those needing 6 months to 2 years of 24 hour rehabilitation. The hospital is situated about 4 miles from the centre of Croydon, and is accessible either by car or by bus (119, 194, 356, 358, or 494).
Contact: South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust on 020 3228 6000.
In-patient provision for mothers and babies, drug & alcohol dependency and people with eating disorders is also available at the Bethlem.
Chelsham House, the elderly assessment unit for people of 65 years and over has 30 beds, a relatives’ room, therapy rooms and 10 day-places. It is designed to assess and treat elderly people with functional and/or organic mental health problems. Chelsham House is a short-term facility provided to help people return to the community. Long term care is provided by the private sector at Amberley Lodge.
Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Road, Beckenham, Surrey, BR3 3BX
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust
119 (24 hrs), 194, 198, 356, 358, 494. An inter hospital bus runs to the Maudsley several times a day
Nearest Stations: Eden Park, West Wickham