The Friends of Czech Heritage
During its extensive involvement at the Červený Dvůr The Friends have provided financial contributions to several projects and have organised working parties of British and Czech volunteers at the Château of Červený Dvůr and at the Mauricovna, the Pheasantry and the park entrance gates. For general information about The Friends please click here.
The National Heritage Institute/Národní Památkový Ustav (NPÚ)
The NPÚ is the state guardian of the Czech historic built environment and it provides support for public and private heritage-owners. The South Bohemia department of the NPÚ has responsibility for Červený Dvůr. Under its guardianship the estate has been preserved. The properties are being restored, while carefully respecting the needs of the patients of the Červený Dvůr psychiatric clinic. The general public are encouraged to visit and explore the park.
The Psychiatric Clinic at the Château of Červený Dvůr
The clinic is the sole facility of its kind in the Czech Republic. It offers short- and medium-term treatment of 4 to 12 weeks for addiction, plus detoxification and family therapy. The clinic has a capacity for 109 patients’ beds and treats some 1,000 patients annually. The clinic has been renovating and refurbishing patients’ facilities to create a relaxing, non-institutional environment in the extensive natural park setting. Patients are gradually encouraged to participate in voluntary activities in response to the work by external volunteers and in cooperation with them. This development has been also beneficial in the treatment. The clinic is integrated in international programmes of contemporary addiction treatment. It is awarded accreditation by the United Accreditation Commission (Czech Republic) for the quality of its care. Currently patients come from all parts of the Czech Republic and the clinic operates to full capacity. Prospectively, it is envisaged that patients from abroad will also be treated at the château clinic as its facilities and language are further developed.