Aquarius ward

  • Aquarius ward is a 12-bed mixed gender inpatient service for young people aged 12-18 experiencing a mental health crisis, requiring short term crisis intervention in hospital. Depending on your needs you will see a variety of people including nurses, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, Clinical Psychologists, Family Therapists, Social Workers or other Mental Health Practitioners. 

  • Service Type: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • Service Contact:
  • Service Category: Inpatient
  • Address: Building 5 (Newton Building) Entrance 8 Springfield University Hospital Elizabeth Newton Way, London, SW17 0YG
  • Reception hours: 24 hours
  • Reception phone number: 020 3513 5421

About our care

Who is this service for?

This service is for young people aged 12-18 who have a serious mental illness or are experiencing an acute mental health crisis which requires short term crisis intervention in hospital.

Referrals and access

Referrals are accepted from Tier 3 and Tier 4 CAMHS services. We cannot accept self referrals.

All referrals go through the South London Partnership Bed Management team.

Referrals can be made by a range of services including CAMHS, Paediatricians, Social Services, Schools, GP's and National Deaf Outreach Service.

We encourage telephone contact to discuss potential referrals. Following this a referral form is completed and sent via post / fax or secure e-mail to the unit. The unit is commissioned by NHS England and referrals are accepted from within the UK. For referrals outside England, funding will need to be agreed with the local team prior to admission.

Patient information

Aquarius Ward is a friendly, peaceful environment. However, things can get noisier at times! The staff are easy to get along with and will do all they can to help you. We aim to ensure effective intervention to support transition back into the community and Tier 3/local services.

During the day there are activities, groups and school.

Young People will be allocated a named nurse and named doctor who will be the main points of contact for Young People and their parents/carers.