Service changes and visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic

During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.

Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.



Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit.

You can read some general  NHS guidance on visiting healthcare inpatient settings.pdf [pdf] 89KB

If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis

For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111

Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.

Cherry Ward

Our ward is a 20 bed mental health assessment ward for people over the age of 65.

This ward is for people with illnesses such as depression, anxiety and psychosis.

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

Age UK Notts’ Worry Catcher Service provides a free, confidential and independent support service for both patients and their families and carers. Please use the following leaflet for further information regarding this service: Worry Catcher Service Leaflet.pdf[pdf] 1MB

The Worry Catcher Service

Accessing our service

Referrals are accepted from all community mental health teams working in the ward catchment area.

Service information leaflets are below for your information:

Find out more about more about Cherry Ward by reading our  Cherry Ward, Highbury Hospital [pdf] 588KB

Service opening hours

Our service is open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Contact and find us

Cherry Ward
Highbury Hospital
Highbury Road

Tel: 0115 956 0855

Help in a crisis

Please call the ward on 0115 956 0855.

Information for health professionals

How to refer someone to this service

We only accept referrals from Community Mental Health Teams, Intensive Recovery Intervention Service and Rapid Response Liaison Psychiatry/Department of Psychological Medicine via telephone.


Lead clinician

Dr Nisha Mokashi


Service commissioned by

County Clinical Commissioning Groups



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