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Hospital Director: 
Laura Stretton
Email Address
Telephone Number: 
01623 415700
Bed availability: 
Beds available

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We are now welcoming visits from families and friends of our patients. Please use our booking system to plan your visit.

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Forest Independent Hospital is a modern, purpose-built facility based in Mansfield.  We provide treatment and care for patients who are informal, detained under the Mental Health Act, or require treatment and care under Deprivation of Safeguards.  Our admission criteria for male covers a variety of organic mental health conditions.  Our female admission criteria covers a variety of organic and/or enduring mental health conditions.

We would like to help reduce the growing pressures on NHS acute and low secure services: we currently have both male and female adult beds available. For a wider conversation around capacity planning, or how we can support you and your patients at this current time, please contact Stella Bolger (Regional Director, Hospital Services) at or You can also call her on 07741 899427.

At a glance

We accept detained and non-detained patients

15 male beds

15 female beds

30 total beds

over 18s


Forest Hospital provides treatment and care to support individuals with a variety of neurological mental health conditions including Dementia, Acquired Brain Injury and Huntington’s disease. The Hospital has its own minibus and there are shops, swimming pool, libraries, cinemas, theatres and parks all close by. There is a small community café on site, for patients, their families and friends to utilise and encourage informal contact between these groups, staff and also local community groups.

Our neuropsychiatry specialist staff deliver individualised programs of care to adults with acquired or progressive neurological conditions, parallel to their co-morbid physical needs and mental health disorders in order to facilitate discharge to an appropriate and less restrictive environment.

We encourage the use of positive behaviour support strategies to decrease the likelihood of behavior’s which may challenge and to provide opportunities to engage patients in positive engagement and discussions.

The Hospital shares its site with Forest Care Home, which is a nursing home for people with complex behavior’s which may be considered challenging.  Where appropriate Forest Care Home provides a step down care pathway from the Hospital environment.

If you require a postcode to use with your Sat Nav, please use NG18 4HH.