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Thames Ward

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Thames Ward is a medium secure, forensic acute admission ward in River House, at Bethlem Royal Hospital. Thames ward is where everyone is first admitted to at River House to determine what treatment and care they need within the unit.

As well as providing an in-house assessment and referral service, we provide inpatient care and treatment for men, aged 18-65, who have mental health problems and a history of offending behaviour, and who are acutely unwell or have challenging behaviour. Acute illnesses start quickly and have distressing symptoms.

We provide nurse-led group therapies and a designated, named worker, who co-ordinates the care of each person. Our health and social care professionals work with people, their families and carers, to develop care plans to help prevent relapses, and to help identify early warning signs, so that they know how to get help in a crisis.

To learn more about our forensic services, visit our National Forensic Services page.

  • Service Type: Ward Treatment type: Inpatient
  • Contact the service

    Site Location: Bethlem Royal Hospital Known As: River House Phone Number: 020 3228 8425 or 020 3228 8426
  • Disabled Access:

    A lift provides access to the first floor

  • Address: River House
    Bethlem Royal Hospital
    Monks Orchard Road,
    BR3 3BX
  • Business Hours/Visiting Hours:

    24 hour reception is in operation.
    Family and friends can visit by prior arrangement with the nurse in charge of the ward.
    All visits must be booked at least 24 hours in advance. Two forms of identification must be provided when visiting.
    Visiting Times:
    Monday - Friday 1815 - 1945
    Weekends: 1000 - 1145, 1500 - 1645, 1815 - 1945

  • Other essential information

  • Conditions: Addictions, Anxiety, Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Autism, Bipolar disorder, Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), Childhood degenerative disorders, Conduct disorder, Dementia, Depression, Dissociative disorders, Eating disorders, Learning disabilities, Neuropsychiatry, Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Perinatal disorders, Persistent physical symptoms, Personality disorders, Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Psychosexual, Psychosis, Self-harm
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