Our Care Type

St Matthews Healthcare provides professional, personalised and
dedicated intensive care, whilst also promoting physical
wellbeing and happiness.

Nursing Care

Complex mental health requiring secure accommodation

Our nursing care includes quality care and treatment for people with severe mental health problems requiring professional and compassionate care in a locked hospital setting.

Our large multi-disciplinary teams provides specialist and compassionate care to residents with conditions such as schizophrenia, bi-polar affective disorder and personality disorder.

Our specialist nursing care is available to people who have been detained in hospital and require Section 117 Aftercare, as well as those subject to a Care Programme Approach (CPA), Community Treatment Order (CTO) or Guardianship Order under the Mental Health Act 1983.

We also offer care to people with young onset dementia and those with advanced cognitive degeneration whose challenging behaviour that can benefit from our specialist care.

Our residents are supported to pursue their own interests, participate in activities in the local community, including going swimming and walking in the local parks, as well as maintain links with their family. The on-site day centre provides a variety of interesting and enjoyable activities developed by our occupational therapy team.

Specialist nursing care for people with dual mental and physical health

We provide professional and compassionate care to adults with a variety of mental health problems combined with physical disabilities or challenges, including those with associated behavioural problems.

Our Maple Leaf Home accepts people that have dual mental and physical health problems, providing the specialist care for those entitled to Section 117 aftercare, those who are on a Discharge to Assess Pathway, require a Care Programme Approach (CPA), a Community Treatment Order (CTO) or Guardianship Order under the Mental Health Act 1983.

Older people’s nursing care and specialist mental health nursing care

We provide sensitive and person-centred care for people affected by a range of age-related ailments, as well as specialist dementia care. We also provide residential and respite care for vulnerable adults experiencing various types of mental ill-health needs, including early-onset dementia, alcohol-related dementia, bipolar affected disorder, schizophrenia, MS and Parkinson’s disease.

Residents are encouraged to decorate their rooms to reflect their personal style and interests and access to safe outdoor spaces and there are a range of leisure and social activities offered to keep people occupied.

Safety is paramount but our care environments have also been carefully designed to promote residents’ independence and wellbeing. Aromatherapy massages, a hairdressers and nail bar are available to help residents feel valued. A visiting chiropodist ensures optimum care of our residents’ feet.

In addition to leisure and social activities we provide group training on basic living skills, personal hygiene, cooking, healthy eating and care of animals to provide people with wider daily living skills. Reminiscence sessions and gardening also enrich people’s lives and make people feel valued and help residents to have a sense of purpose.

An activities co-ordinator organises excursions and residents are supported to pursue their own interests and enjoy the surrounding areas.


Referrals can be made by family members as well as by the NHS Health and Social Care Teams, Community Mental Health Teams and Clinical Nurse Specialist Teams for Younger People with Dementia.

Visit the Referrals section for more information.

Visit Us

Why not come and see our outstanding facilities and various activity programmes first hand?

To arrange a visit, please telephone 01604 844 192 or email info@smhc.uk.com.