Huntercombe Hospital Roehampton

Psychiatric Intensive Care for adults going through a sudden mental health crisis

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Huntercombe Hospital Roehampton

Holybourne Avenue,
London SW15 4JD

Tel: 020 8780 6155

Fax: 020 8780 6156

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Huntercombe Hospital Roehampton

At Huntercombe Hospital Roehampton we offer a safe and secure care environment for men and women whose mental health has rapidly declined or worsened.

We’re predominantly an intensive care psychiatric hospital (PICU) for people with multiple conditions, complex health needs and challenging behaviour, such as acute psychotic episode, drug-induced psychosis, schizophrenia, risky behaviours and many more.

We also provide an extended and enhanced approach to treatment in a dedicated female ward to achieve longer-term outcomes including a reduction in readmissions and stabilization of long-term or recurrent mental health conditions.   For existing patients, the smooth transition of step-down from our PICU to our longer-term ward  creates consistency of care and stability for the patient.  Likewise for those transferred from elsewhere, this service creates a consistent, stable environment thereby facilitating recovery.  To learn more about this service, click below:

Female Complex Care Service

People come to our south-west London centre from across the country because they have been detained under the Mental Health Act. We can also help people who are under a Community Treatment Order (CTO) that has been revoked.

Following a referral, we’ll make a complete assessment of a patient’s need and the referrer will know about it within an hour or less.

We have a 24/7 telephone referral service, round-the-clock medical and nursing teams and have designated units for men and women.

We welcome referrals from all over the country.


Getting here

  • Just off the A306 in Roehampton, four miles from Richmond, nine miles from central London

  • Nearest tube station is East Putney (District Line)

  • South West trains run from nearby Barnes, Mortlake or Putney

  • Bus stops for the 85, 493, 72, 430 and 265 are all nearby

  • Heathrow Airport, a 45 minute drive away

  • On site free parking

What's here

  • One 14 bed psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU) ward for men

  • One 14 bed ward and one 11 bed ward for women

  • De-escalation seclusion suit

  • Fully equipped gym and enclosed sports area

  • Designated art room for Art Therapy

  • Therapy suite

  • Occupational therapy kitchen

  • Multi-faith room

  • Therapy garden

While you are here

  • Range of high quality therapies available

  • Group and individual activities

  • A car service for travel and visits to the local area

  • Good links with The Royal College of Psychiatrists

  • Strong connections with local universities for student placements and training

Care at Huntercombe Hospital Roehampton

Psychiatric Intensive Care

This is commonly abbreviated to "PICU". It is a service for adults 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 are detained under the Mental Health Act.
We work with these patients to draw up a treatment plan aimed at getting the individual back to life in the outside world.

Complex Care Service

Our Complex Care service is designed to help female patients regain the skills and confidence to live successfully in the community. Conditions such as borderline and anti-social personality disorders can be complex and difficult to diagnose. But once diagnosed and treated, underlying issues and conditions become apparent. Specialist interventions like Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Positive Behaviour Support are offered to help patients make sustained progress.

Who we treat

Our service is for men and women who are experiencing:

An unexplained psychotic episode
Drug induced psychoses
Severe depression with suicide risk
Challenging behaviour
Personality Disorder
An increase in risky behaviours such as absconding, suicide attempts, arson and violence

What people say about us

Reviews of our approach and how we've helped our patients

Care is good. If my son was admitted tomorrow at Huntercombe Hospital Roehampton, I would be happy.


A big heartfelt thank you to Dr Ramadani.  You are an excellent doctor and a very caring and lovely person. Our daughter is doing really well and slowly getting back to her old self again.  Thanks.

Family member

Dr Shaqile Ahmad and his team were brilliant with my daughter. I am impressed with my daughter's progress and confidence. Roehampton has positively transformed her life.

Family member

Advice and Support

Collaborative approach

Every patient we look after is treated as an individual. We take a collaborative approach, involving patients, their families, commissioners and other professionals to quickly manage the crisis that has led to the patient coming into our care.

The Huntercombe Hospital Roehampton team

Our team at Roehampton is managed by a Hospital Director. There is a full Multi-Disciplinary team on site.

Who we work with

University of Roehampton