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Halswell ward

Who we are

Halswell Ward is a 16-bed medium secure unit in the Shaftesbury Clinic

Who is the service for

This service is for adults aged 18 - 65 who live in the Trust catchment area and Wales

Conditions we treat

We cover the following conditions:

Bipolar disorder
Psychotic episodes

Where to find us

Shaftesbury Building
Springfield University Hospital
9 Springfield Drive
SW17 0YF

Telephone: 0203 513 5000

Our opening hours

24 hours

Who you might see / our staff

  • Ward Manager: Judith Magomi
  • Service manager/Matron: Daniel Ibukun
  • Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist: Dr Michael Kavuma

What you can expect

Anyone who uses our services first gets an assessment of their mental health needs and a plan of the care and support they will receive. They will also will also have one named person who co-ordinates their care and support. This person will be called either a named professional or, if your needs are more complex,  a care co-ordinator. This person should be your main point of contact.  You can speak to them about how your treatment and support are going. When you come to hospital we will make sure you are given information about your rights and that you are only in hospital for as long as you need.  When you arrive you will be given a welcome pack which will give you and your family all the information you need to know  - like the visiting times and phone numbers.


Referrals should be sent to the administrator of the bed management panel at Forensic Services in Springfield Hospital. A copy of the referral form can be found here.

 Referrers to the forensic medium secure service will include:

  • Trust generic services
  • Trust low secure services.
  • Other low, medium and high secure services.
  • Criminal justice system, e.g. prisons, courts.
  • Trust psychiatric intensive care services (PICU)

Telephone: 020 3513 5000