Shannon Ward is a psychiatric intensive care unit at St Charles Hospital. It provides mental health care and treatment for people whose acute distress, absconding risk, and suicidal or challenging behaviour needs a secure environment beyond that which can normally be provided on an open psychiatric ward. High staffing ratios allow for intensive input to resolve issues quickly.

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We provide a safe and supportive environment to help you get better and return to the community, where you will continue your recovery journey. We have 12 beds for females aged 18-65.

Speak to your GP to discuss a referral or call the service on 020 3317 5660 

Your family, friends and/or carer(s) are welcome to visit you on Shannon Ward. They can do so at the following times: Monday to Friday: 4pm to 8pm Weekends and bank holidays: 2pm to 8pm

Bus: 228, 23, 316, 452, 52

Train: Overground

Tube: Hammersmith and City and Circle lines