King's Norton Hospital

Adult mental health care hospital in Birmingham

King’s Norton Hospital in Birmingham supports adults of all genders with severe and complex mental health conditions. In this state-of-the-art hospital we provide high quality intensive treatment in a clinically safe, caring and secure environment.

Exterior of King's Norton.

Capacity up to 32

Mental health

All genders


Male beds available

Female beds available

A mental health service providing intensive treatment in a caring, and secure environment.

King’s Norton Hospital in Birmingham supports men and women over the age of 18 from across the UK who are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 (2007) and who are experiencing severe and complex mental health conditions.

With support from our multi-disciplinary team (MDT), patients are able to work through their mental health conditions in a safe and secure environment. Our MDT works closely to offer a range of therapeutic interventions and promote the shortest length of stay that is clinically indicated to support a healthy transition home or to ongoing support in the community.

Acute services

Our acute wards are for patients who need to step down from a PICU setting or who have complex, severe or prolonged mental health issues but do not require a PICU setting. Patients are either admitted formally or voluntarily.

The hospital has three acute wards:

Lakeside Ward — a 10 bed acute mental health service for women.

Manor Ward  a 10 bed acute mental health service for men.

Hope Ward  a 12 bed acute mental health service for men. 

King’s Norton Hospital has several therapy rooms and an occupational therapy kitchen to help individuals regain life skills and work towards independent living

We are working to build strong ties in the local area and work in collaboration with health professionals to ensure individuals in our care receive consistent and effective support. We’re also working to provide supervised access where appropriate to a full range of services in the community to support each individuals’ goal. 

We support those with, but are not limited to:

  • Psychotic disorders
  • Drug-induced psychosis
  • Affective disorders
  • Personality disorder
  • Co-morbid borderline/mild intellectual disability
  • Challenging behaviours
  • Risk related behaviours such as absconding, self-harm and suicidal ideation 

We can also admit patients who require detoxification from alcohol or drugs or patients who are under a community treatment order (CTO) which has been revoked.

32 en-suite rooms

King’s Norton Hospital has capacity for up to 32 patients in our acute setting with specialist, purpose built en-suite rooms.

Purpose-built facilities

We have completely reconfigured and renovated the hospital to ensure all facilities are high-quality and fit-for-purpose.

Clinical expertise

Led by Medical Director Dr Yousuf Zakaria, the MDT includes consultants, specialty doctors, psychologists, occupational therapists and more. 

Therapy kitchen

Access to a therapy kitchen to help individuals re-gain life skills and work towards independent living. 

Therapy suites

Dedicated Therapy Suites open to patients to talk through their thoughts and feelings openly with trained staff members.

Access to local gym

King’s Norton Hospital has a partnership with a local community-based gym, allowing patients to keep healthy and fit.

Download our brochure

Our goal is to care for people and help them lead rich, rewarding and meaningful lives, however that looks for them. Download our brochure to learn more about the services we provide at Active Care Group.

Commitment to quality

At King’s Norton Hospital we have aligned and agreed our strategic goals to define what we want our organisation to achieve. This means we have also aligned them with the five domains of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection standards to ensure we provide the very best care possible to all our residents.

Our address

74 Wharf Road, King's Norton, Birmingham B30 3LN

Contact number

Tel: 0330 333 5086


Email: or
Call: 0330 660 5555

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Male beds available

Female beds available