Contact Information

Telephone Number: 01208 251366

Fettle Rehabilitation Service

Fettle House provides psychiatric rehabilitation for people with a long term mental illness. The aim of the unit is to help people live more independently.


Visiting a patient in our community hospitals (updated in July 2020)

With immediate effect, we have made some small changes to our visiting arrangements. The key change is that one close family member can be given permission to visit a person who is COVID-19 positive in an end of life situation.

These updated visiting arrangements will apply to all acute and community hospitals across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly:

  • end of life (including where a patient is COVID-19 positive) – one close family member
  • children and neonatal unit – one parent/carer at any one time
  • maternity – one birth partner only.

Relatives wishing to visit in any end of life circumstances must contact the ward for permission. If the patient being visited is Covid-19 positive, the ward leader/nurse in charge will need to get authorisation from:

  • one person from their Care Group Triumvirate and 1 person from the Corporate Triumvirate (Director of Nursing, Medical Director, Chief Operating Officer) – during core hours (9-5)
  • The On-Call Manager and the On-Call Executive Director – out of hours

Whilst visitors will come at their own risk, they must be risk assessed before visiting and given appropriate advice. Visitors must be asked to sign the guidance and risk assessment (attached below) when they arrive on the ward.

Visitors will be required to wear appropriate PPE at all times, whether or not the person they are visiting has COVID-19. They must all be given advice about social distancing, handwashing and risks associated with the removal of gloves to hold hands.

Visitor Information Form July 2020

Please telephone the ward on: 01208 251366

Located within the grounds of the hospital, Fettle House is a distinct unit. All the patients have their own en-suite bedrooms. The unit provides a friendly, homely environment. While a patient you will be encouraged to develop life skills; for example personal care, dealing with domestic chores, managing money and being encouraged to participate in social activities. The goal is to help you move out of hospital and into your own home or into support accommodation where there is a lower level of support.

To support this achievement of these goals there is a shared kitchen, garden and access to a range of recreational activities.

This is aided by the fact the unit is set slightly apart from the main hospital. This provides more freedom for the patient but also provides quick access to specialist support if needed.
Our information leaflet provides more information


It is free to park at Bodmin Hospital. Disabled parking bays are available.

Contacting a patient

Please telephone your friends or relative between 9am and midnight on 01208 75266.


Referrals to Fettle House must be made by a member of Trust staff

Fettle Music

Fettle Ward recently celebrated the launch of it's new music group

Some of you may remember the music groups facilitated by Pentreath at the old hospital sewing rooms. This was a very popular resource and patients formed a band which played at some of the hospital events.

While there is now a weekly group at St Austell college there has been no equivalent on the hospital site for those wishing to engage in music groups where they can try out different instruments and learn how to record their music. In view of this Fettle put in an application for funding from the League of Friends and were lucky enough to be granted a very generous sum of £5, 500 for equipment.


Fettle Music Day 20 March 2019

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