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“Our mental health services based at Heatherwood Court, are founded on the Recovery Model and our goal for each individual is to support them on their journey to recovery.”
Heatherwood Court is a purpose built hospital, with 48 beds organised into four single gender units based on clinical need, including locked rehabilitation.
Heatherwood Court provides specialist mental health services, set in delightful countryside, within easy access of the M4 motorway, 25 Minutes to Cardiff, 90 Min to Bristol, and 3 hours to London by public transport.
Communal living spaces are light and airy including homely lounges where patients are able to socialise with each other, watch television or listen to music. Each unit, in addition, has a separate quiet lounge which is available for periods of calm, rest or relaxation. Dining rooms are equipped with modern kitchen facilities so that patients can prepare drinks and snacks in addition to freshly cooked nutritious meals from their award-winning kitchen.
All patients have single bedrooms which can be personalised according to individual choice. Some bedrooms may be en-suite and bathrooms and shower rooms are equipped with aides and adaptations for those requiring assistance.
At Heatherwood Court there is a large purpose-built therapy and activity centre where our experienced Multi-Disciplinary Team offers an extensive range of clinical interventions and therapies.
Facilities at Heatherwood Court include therapy and group rooms, DBT rooms, arts and crafts studio, cinema, games room, coffee bar, IT and education suite, fully-staffed gym, music/sound studio and OT rehabilitation kitchen. They also aim to meet the spiritual needs of our patients who are able to make use of a multi-cultural and faith centre.
In order to facilitate active rehabilitation, they provide frequent community access to a wide range of education and leisure opportunities. On site there is a horticultural centre to promote the development of work related skills.
All of their treatment interventions are based on NICE guidelines, current research and clinical effectiveness. This helps their service users to achieve greater independence and self-responsibility, enabling step-down to community placement and social integration.
All services are provided in gender specific environments in low secure settings in accordance with Department of Health guidance and requirements.
Within their mental health services each hospital has a highly skilled and experienced Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) which offers an intensive and extensive range of clinical interventions to meet assessed individual need.
“We strive to provide positive outcomes, to be the best choice for our service users and a preferred provider for commissioners. We are ethical in our approach, professional in the services we deliver and continually invest in our staff, enabling them to learn and progress within our organisation.”
Nestling at the foot of steep, wooded slopes where the River Rhondda joins the River Taff, Pontypridd is a bustling, traditional market town, a place of curiosities and characters which also happens to be home to the 16,000 students of the University of Glamorgan.
During the19th Century, Pontypridd was a boom town of coal mining and heavy industry with Brown Lenox chains, Trefforest tinplate and Nantgarw china.
The town also has strong traditions of sport and culture. Pontypridd Rugby Club is famous the world over, and record points scorer Neil Jenkins has been lovingingly reproduced in the World of Groggs Pottery and Shop, along with celebrities past and present. Excellent indoor and outdoor facilities exist at the Hawthorn Leisure complex. Opera stars Stuart Burrows and Sir Geraint Evans and pop star Tom Jones were all born in the surrounding villages, whilst the Welsh National anthem Hen Wlad fy Nhadau (Land of my Fathers) was composed here in 1856 by Evan James and his son James James - there is a fine memorial to them in Ynysangharad War Memorial Park by sculptor Goscombe John.
"...one of the biggest open-air market in Wales fills the streets..."
The performing arts are well served by the Muni Arts Centre, and concerts also take place in the Hawthorn Leisure Centre, and of course at the University of Glamorgan which is a lively centre of entertainment for the young.
And like all market towns, Pontypridd really comes alive every Wednesday and Saturday when one of the open-air market fills the streets with rugs and carpets, shoes and shirts, crockery and curtains, leather goods and fancy goods and knick-knacks – bargains galore! Meanwhile, in the indoor market, tables groan with fresh produce, from cabbages and cauliflowers to apples, local cheeses, butter from the churn, and bara lawr, a Welsh speciality formed from healthy edible seaweed.
Nearby, the main shopping area is centred on Taff Street, where banks and office suppliers rub shoulders with butchers and bakers, travel agents and jewellers, and many well-known British high-street names including Marks and Spencer, WH Smith and Boots.
And when the bustle of the town centre gets too much, cafes, pubs and hotels beckon, and just across the river, Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, with tree-lined walks, gardens and majestic views of the surrounding mountains. The woods and wild highlands are only minutes away by car so that shopping can be combined easily with sightseeing or walking, cycling on the Taff Trail or a visit to the nearby Rhondda Heritage Park Mining Museum.
The story of Pontypridd is told at the Pontypridd Museum which stands on the banks of the Taff next to the town's famous Old Bridge. Pierced by six holes to direct the thrust of the high, single-span stone arch, the bridge was built by William Edwards in 1756, when it was the longest stone span bridge in Europe, so famous that Josiah Wedgwood used it as a design for a dinner service commissioned by Catherine the Great of Russia.
Above all, Pontypridd is a compact, friendly place, and you can always be assured of a welcome whether you go shopping in the market or chose to imbibe the atmosphere of the town in any one of the traditional pubs or modern cafés.