Wathwood Hospital


Wathwood Hospital EntranceWe provide medium secure inpatient services to male adult patients with mental disorder.

We offer assessment, treatment and rehabilitation. We aim to reduce the distress associated with mental health problems and promote recovery.

We work to reduce the risks associated with our patient group and tailor treatment to meet each patient's needs. We are dedicated to achieving the highest standards of patient care.


Our model of care involves:

  • establishing effective, sustained therapeutic relationships
  • problem solving
  • positive role modelling
  • structured therapy programmes

We also offer a range of sporting, leisure, educational and vocational activities and are a recognised Recovery College campus.


Horticulture area at Wathwood Hospital

On site facilities

The Hospital has a farm shop within its grounds. This is open to the public on Saturdays and Sundays.

There is a shop within the Hospital which is open for two hours a day, Monday to Friday only.

There is a general store just beyond the top of the Hospital drive. This is open 6.00am – 10.00pm.



Accessing our services

Inside Wathwood Farm Shop

You will only be admitted to Wathwood Hospital if you are referred by a professional.

Referrals come from:

  • courts
  • prisons
  • secure hospitals
  • general mental health services
  • independent sector hospitals


Contact us

  • Telephone: 01709 870 800
  • Address: Wathwood Hospital, Gipsy Green Lane, Wath-Upon-Dearne, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S63 7TQ


Getting here

By car


Visitor parking is available on site. Some spaces are for use by blue badge holders only.

By bus

The nearest bus station is in Wath-upon-Dearne town centre. There is also a bus station in Rotherham with a service to Wath-upon-Dearne.

By train

The nearest train station is Swinton (South Yorkshire). Train stations in Rotherham and Meadow Hall also offer easy access to the Hospital.

For help planning your journey please visit www.traveline.info.

Further information

Local taxi numbers:

Ivanhoe taxis: 01709 589999


Help in a crisis

Main Switchboard: 01709 870 800


The sign for The Lodges at Wathwood Hospital

Information for health professionals

How to refer someone to this service

Referrals to:

Dr E Mendelson

Clinical Director

Wathwood Hospital

Gipsy Green Lane



S63 7TQ

Telephone: 01709 870 800


Lead clinician

Dr Eric Mendelson

Service commissioned by

NHS England, Midlands and East (East Midlands Hub)