Kings Norton Hospital

Adult Mental Health Care Hospital in Birmingham

Kings 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.


Capacity up to 32

Mental Health

All Genders


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

This service is regulated by the Care Quality Commission. Click here to view our latest report & rating.

Kings 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 3 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. 

Kings Norton Hospital has several therapy rooms and an occupational therapy kitchen to help individuals re-gain 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. 

Conditions we support, but are not limited to:

  • Unexplained psychotic episodes
  • Drug induced psychoses
  • Severe depression
  • Challenging behaviours
  • Axis 1 type disorder such as mania or schizophrenia
  • Personality disorder
  • Borderline intellectual disability
  • Acute episodes requiring intensive care
  • Risky behaviours such as absconding, self-harm, suicide attempts

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

Kings 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, and Hospital Director Kerry George, the MDT includes Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and more. 

Therapy Kitchen

A brand new 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.

On-site Gym

Kings Norton Hospital features an on-site gym, allowing patients to keep fit, socialise and enjoy recreational activities.

Specialist Adult Mental Health Care at Kings Norton Hospital.

Kings Norton Mental Health Hospital is a purposefully built Mental Health facility situated on the outskirts of Birmingham. We offer patients tailored pathways of care, in a warm and friendly environment to encourage their recovery, so they can continue to live the best life possible upon discharge. Please take the time to view our service, and listen to our staff members who truly care about the care that we provide. We want you to feel completely at ease when you choose to use our service.

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 Kings 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, Kings Norton, Birmingham B30 3LN

Contact Number

Tel: 0330 333 5086


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Call: 0330 660 5555

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