Huntercombe Lane South,
Maidenhead SL6 0PQ
Tel: 01628 667 881
Fax: 01628 603 398
Some bed availability
At Huntercombe Hospital Maidenhead we look after young people aged 12 to 18 with severe mental health problems and eating disorders. We're also here for young people who may have been detained under the Mental Health Act or who have committed crimes.
The hospital is set within large gardens and there are four separate wards. Kennet ward, for our eating disorder patients, is within the original Manor House. Our other patients stay in one of three other wards (Tamar, Severn and Thames) which are located in two other buildings in the hospital grounds.
While staying with us, our patients don’t have to worry about missing out on their education because we have a hospital school on-site.
We also work hard to make sure that everyone is looked after beyond their 18th birthday. We work closely with local services so that there is ongoing help and support after our patients leave us. In some cases, we can continue to look after them for up to a year after they turn 18 to make this transition easier.
In October 2017, CQC rated our service at Huntercombe Hospital Maidenhead as "good".
Located in a prime semi-rural location in Berkshire
Within 1/2 mile of junction 7 of the M4
One mile from Burnham Station which is on the Paddington to Reading mainline route
Heathrow Airport is a 20 minutes’ drive away
On-site free parking
29 psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU) single rooms, some en-suite
20 beds in our eating disorder unit, a mix of single and double rooms, most en-suite
11 beds in our general adolescent single rooms, some en-suite
On-site Ofsted registered Independent Special School
Large communal living spaces with flat-screen TVs, Wii, DVD player, DVD library, leisure activities including gym
Large, modern kitchens for developing cookery skills in a relaxed environment, on-site chefs who prepare high-quality menus, for meal choices (including vegetarian options)
Large secure gardens with all weather sports pitch
Group work includes psychotherapy groups (using a variety of models), skills-orientated groups, recreational groups, and community groups
Education from key stage 3 through to GCSE and A' Levels. Advice given on university applications and CV writing
Range of social activities available
We treat both males and females with a diagnosed eating disorder such as anorexia or bulimia. We aim to return patients to a healthy weight and to change the problem behaviours causing the eating disorder.
We work closely with our families and carers to give our patients the best chance of recovery when they go home.
This service is for young people who have long-standing, complex mental health issues to deal with. These young people need some time in a safe environment with a team experienced in a broad range of mental health problems to work through their issues.
This is commonly called "PICU". It is a service for young people who are going through a sudden mental health crisis, and who pose a high level of risk to themselves or to other people. These patients usually need immediate inpatient treatment in a safe setting. Patients using this service are detailed under the Mental Health Act.
We work with these patients to draw up a treatment plan aimed at trying to get young people back to life in the outside world. it is not unusual for patients to move into our General CAMHS service for a short time before moving on completely.
Thank you for a positive admission. Our daughter was very apprehensive this morning and I know it's going to be hard for her but we are safe in the knowledge she is being given the... Read more >
To Fay, I just wanted to say a humongous, gigantic, special thank you to you! You have been the best, funniest and understanding teacher I have ever had in my whole life.
We would like to thank you, the team at Kennet and all the nurses and support workers for your professional care and support that you have given our daughter and us as a family during... Read more >
In the admission process yesterday, I noticed that all the staff worked incredibly hard, they co-operated and worked together, to act fast enough and efficiently to manage an acutely... Read more >
Thank you so much for everything you are doing for our daughter. It's been such a difficult time for all of us and I do appreciate your help. Heartfelt thanks.
To all the lovely staff on Severn ward, Thank you for all the support and making me a stronger person. Thank you for all the time you've spent with me trying to get me back on my feet. ... Read more >
We can't thank you all enough for all the support and kind words you have given us over the last three weeks. You have all made our visits easier under a stressful time for our family...... Read more >
After four admissions and three years of having anorexia, she has had the best care here. What is particularly unique is the warmth and care that Kennet staff showed in welcoming... Read more >
We are delighted to how well our daughter is progressing. She seems to have come so far in such as short space of time
Am now at medical school and basically life is fab and every time I think how great it is I think of you guys and how I should let you know - wouldn't be here without you all!
Huntercombe was the only hospital I have been at that influenced me in a positive way out of all the other ones I have been at. No matter how hard it was, I can finally see now that... Read more >
The fact that my life has changed so drastically never fails to reignite my awareness of how Huntercombe is the reason I didn't slip into nothingness. I keep all of you in my thoughts... Read more >
I think of Huntercombe at this time of year each year. It was around this time I was admitted. Believe it or not I have very fond memories of my time there. There were difficult... Read more >
Your understanding of the illness, frankness and your practical approach has really helped all of us. You make time for all of your patients and their parents and your duty of care... Read more >
There are no words to express our gratitude and appreciation for ALL the care, support, guidance and advice you have provided our family with over the past 10 months. Bless you all... Read more >
A big thank you to the Kennet team. I really appreciate you taking on this complex case and helped us a lot in taking it in the right direction. You are an inspiration, I will... Read more >
I don't think I'd be where I am today without you all being there with me, at the times I needed you most. Let everyone, staff and patients, know that I wish them all the best and I... Read more >
I have thoroughly enjoyed my first two weeks here. The staff are grounding, insightful and very welcoming. The information and skills that have been taught and presented to us have... Read more >
Families are central to our treatment programmes.
We like it when families are actively involved in a loved one’s care, helping us to set the right goals for a patient each step of the way. There are plenty of opportunities to bring your own personal touches to day to day life here at Maidenhead. We encourage our patients to be as independent as possible.
Our team is led by Nick Prentice-Harrison, Hospital Director, He is supported by experienced consultant psychiatrists and a team of doctors, nurses, psychologists, psychological therapists, occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants. We also have a dietitian, a physiotherapist, teachers, social workers and support workers. We liaise with the National Forensic Service for Adolescents when required.