Charlton Lane Inpatient Services

Charlton Lane Hospital is a refurbished hospital which opened in the summer of 2010. It provides specialist assessment, treatment and care for older people with functional mental health problems and people with dementia.

The hospital is equipped with state of the art technology. This includes assistive technologies to ensure the safety and comfort of patients. It was designed with advice from Stirling University who are international experts in dementia and environments.

Charlton Lane has three wards, Chestnut, Mulberry and Willow. It also has a family suite and a therapy department, which includes an arts room and a physiotherapy room.  Each ward has access to communal and private sensory gardens. All bedrooms are single-occupancy, with en-suite bathrooms.

The length of a person’s hospital stay will be determined by their needs and we will aim to discharge people from hospital as soon as possible. It is helpful at the time of admission if a family member or friend can accompany the person coming to hospital.

We are able to access translation services if required.


Chestnut Ward

Ward Manager: Suzy Ford Telephone: 0300 421 4059

Mulberry Ward

Ward Manager: Tom Woolley Telephone: 0300 421 4069

Willow Ward

Ward Manager: Kathryn Dutson Telephone: 0300 421 4061

Visitor information

Visiting times are flexible and we understand that in certain circumstances, visiting outside specified hours can be beneficial. In order to avoid mealtimes, please visit during our standard visiting hours which are:

  • 2pm – 5pm
  • 6pm – 8pm

Please can no more than four people visit you at any one time. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please note Charlton Lane Hospital operates a No Smoking policy throughout the building and grounds.