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Phoenix unit

Who we are

This is a high-support unit providing rehabilitation to people from Wandsworth and Richmond. The multidisciplinary team on the unit includes nursing staff, psychiatrists, a clinical psychologist, occupational therapists and sessional workers.


Who is the service for

This service is for adults aged 18 - 75 years.

Conditions we treat

We cover the following conditions:

Bipolar disorder
Psychotic episodes

Where to find us

Phoenix Unit
Springfield University Hospital
9 Lapidge Drive
SW17 0YH

Telephone: 0203 513 5000

Our opening hours

24 hours

Who you might see / our staff

  • Manager: Linda Lutchmayah
  • Deputy Managers: Adebiyi Aderinto & Usha Seeboruth

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 you treatment and support are going. If  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.

How to contact us


Through a new centralised Single Point of Access (SPA), managed by the South London Mental Health and Community Partnership, or SLP, (Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust). It will consider applications for 100% health funded placements, and decide on the appropriate clinical pathway and accommodation/care package for each patient. It will also be the new front door to inpatient rehabilitation services across the partnership’s Trusts. This replaces local health only panels led by CCGs.

The people generally referred will therefore be service users with severe mental illness (typically with a diagnosis of psychosis with or without comorbidities) and complex social care needs, who require some form of health funded.