John Howard Centre
12 Kenworthy Road,
Homerton, London  E9 5TD


020 8510 2005

Opening hours

24 hours service, all year round

Bow Ward

Who we are

Inpatient Ward - Medium Secure

15-bedded female only Forensic services ward. Our service is commissioned through NHS England Specialist Commissioning and comprises the London boroughs City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Barking & Dagenham, Havering. We can sometimes accept commissioners'referrals from other areas.

Please note that the John Howard Centre is now a smoke free site
Contact Referrals Manager on 020 8510 2005

All inpatients have a thorough assessment of their care needs and risk. This leads to the development of a comprehensive treatment plan. A tailored rehabilitation programme will be put in place for each patient focusing on their specific needs and issues.

As well stabilising symptoms of mental illness, patients can access occupational and arts therapies, psychological interventions including substance misuse treatment and a range of medical services including regimes of therapeutic medication and the delivery of enhanced physical health care packages.

Each patient’s progress is managed by the clinical team utilising the Care Programme Approach which is based on a Recovery Model.

The ward has a multi-disciplinary team including mental health nurses, clinical support workers, clinical psychologists, a consultant psychiatrist and medical staff.



Severe symptoms of mental illness

Clinical speciality:

Adult Mental Health Service