Mother and Baby Units - PANDAS Foundation UK

What is a Mother and Baby Unit?

Mother and Baby Units exist to provide specialist care and treatment for mothers with their babies when they are suffering with mental illness. These units provide inpatient assessment and treatment for mothers and babies, enabling mothers to receive treatment they need without separating them from their new babies. This helps support attachment and vital bonding, as well as ensuring unwell mothers are fully supported.

Where are they located?

Below is a list to currently available MBUs, taken from Everybody’s Business. You can view these in more details and access a map available on their website here.

 

NORTH EAST / YORKSHIRE

Beadnell Mother and Baby Unit (6 beds)
Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust
St Georges Hospital, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 2NU
Tel: 01670 501869

Leeds Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Mother and Baby Unit
(6 beds)
The Mount, 44 Hyde Terrace, Leeds, LS2 9LN
Tel: 0113 3055505

 

MIDLANDS

Barberry Mother and Baby Unit (9 beds)
Barberry National Centre for Mental Health
25 Vincent Drive, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2FG
0121 3012190

Brockington Mother and Baby Unit (8 beds)
South Staffordshire and Shropshire Foundation Trust
St Georges Hospital, Corporation Street, Stafford, ST16 3AG
Tel: 01785 221560 / 01785 221554

Derby Mother and Baby Unit (6 beds)
The Beeches Unit, Radbourne Unit, Uttoxeter Road, Derby, DE22 3WQ
Tel: 01332 623828

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust Perinatal Psychiatric

Inpatient Unit (6 beds)
Ward A45, South Block, Queens Medical Centre,
Nottingham, NG7 2UH
Tel: 0115 924 9924 ext. 64479 or 0115 849 3391

 

SOUTH / SOUTH WEST

Florence House (5 beds)
St Ann’s Hospital, Dorset
Dorset Health Care University NHS Trust
49 Alumhurst Road, Bournemouth, BH4 8EP
Tel: 01202 584327

The New Horizon Mother and Baby Centre (4 beds)
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership and NHS Trust
Southmead Hospital, Southmead Road, Westbury-on-Trym,
Bristol, BS10 5NB
Tel: 0117 323 2266

Rainbow Mother and Baby Unit (5 beds)
The Linden Centre
Pudding Woods Drive, Chelmsford, CM1 7LF
Tel: 01245 318847

Thumbswood Mother and Baby Unit (6 beds)
Hertfordshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
2 Bowlers Green, Kingsley Green, Harper Lane Nr Radlett,  WD7 9HQ
Tel: 01923 633880

Winchester Mother and Baby Unit (10 beds)
Hampshire Partnership NHS Trust
Melbury Lodge, Romsey Road, Winchester, SO22 5DG
Tel: 01962 897711
A 2009 study showed that the current provision of MBU’s across England is not yet substantial enough to support mothers with Perinatal Mental Illnesses such as severe postnatal depression, or postnatal psychosis. We at PANDAS believe these are vital services, and that more needs to be done to ensure there are more of these units across England, and in Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

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