Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (PICU) provide patients and service users with high levels of support for short periods of time as part of their recovery. 

We have two PICUs: 

  • Ashdown Unit in Salisbury has 6 beds and is currently available for female adults while Elizabeth Casson House Unit in Bristol is under refurbishment. 

  • Hazel Unit in Bristol has 12 beds and is available for male adults. 

PICU works alongside other inpatient ward settings, including adult acute wards and rehabilitation wards. Our PICUs offer rapid intervention to help you, or someone you care for, move forward with your recovery. 

We work closely with family members and carers, collaborating as a team to meet the needs of everyone we care for. 

Referrals are received from AWP's intensive teams, adult acute inpatient units and prison in-reach teams. 

Hazel Unit has 12 beds for male adults.   

Hazel Unit 
Callington Road Hospital 
Marmalade Lane 
BS4 5BJ  

Phone: 0117 9195970

Currently under refurbishment:

Elizabeth Casson House Unit
Callington Road Hospital
Marmalade Lane
Bristol BS4 5BJ  

Phone: 0117 919 5920 

Ashdown Unit in Salisbury has six beds for female adults.

Ashdown Unit 
Fountain Way 
Wilton Road 
SP2 7FD  

Phone: 01722 820100/01722 820150