Welcome to this independent site about Elysium Healthcare’s Rhodes Wood Hospital. Whether you are a patient, a carer / parent or a staff member, we hope you will use this site as a reference point and to share your experiences. We are parents whose children are or were patients at Rhodes Wood and we are so appalled by the poor care and safeguarding risks at this hospital that we are taking action against them.

If you are an employee or agency / bank worker, please start here.


Rhodes Wood Hospital was originally called Rhodes Farm Clinic. It was founded in 2003 and was acquired by Elysium Healthcare in 2016 when it was moved to the current location.


The total capacity of the hospital ranges between 20 and 30 patients and they are split among three wards. Shepherd and Cheshunt are the older wards. Mymwood Ward had to be shut down but a new ward, Rainbow Ward, was started in late 2020 for teenage patients with more acute needs.

Shepherd, Cheshunt & Rainbow are also referred to internally as “Units” rather than wards.

At the 2016 CQC inspection, this hospital received a Good. But in the latest inspections it has been deemed Inadequate.

The hospital was reinspected multiple times since then to check on existing problems, but this did not / does not lead to any change to their rating of Inadequate. There’s a Freedom of Information request online for CQC to answer questions about Rhodes Wood. You can make similar requests about other Elysium Healthcare hospitals at the WhatDoTheyKnow website. It’s free.


Within the hospital grounds, in a separate building, sits the Rhodes Wood Hospital School. This school is for the patients of Rhodes Wood Hospital only and it takes no outside pupils. At the last Ofsted inspection, the school was rated Good.