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Our Hospitals

Burnley General Hospital

Adult Mental Health services provide individualised inpatient care across East Lancashire for people with severe and enduring mental health needs. The wards provide single sex accommodation and serve the age ranges of 18 to 65 years. Care is delivered on a needs led basis in the least restrictive way possible and is planned following a robust assessment of needs by a variety of professionals making up the Multi-Disciplinary Team involved in the patient's care. Therapeutic engagement is positively promoted in a safe environment by staff who receive support, development and training in the delivery of the services we provide. Families/carers and service users are actively encouraged and supported to be fully involved in the planning of the service user's recovery journey of which our service forms part of and in providing feedback as to how our services are responding to the required needs of our client group.

Find out more on Burnley General Hospital here.

Royal Blackburn Hospital

The inpatient mental health units in Blackburn providing 24 hours care for patients in the range between the ages of 18-65 years old. 

The inpatient facilities in Blackburn comprise of four wards based in Pendleview. 

The Inpatient Restart & Recovery Team work across all wards providing individualised recovery focussed treatment plans in collaboration with the patient.

The team provides a wide range of opportunities to participate in occupational activity both in a group or 1:1 setting. For some patients this may be a brief stay for intensive treatment and support, others who suffer from severe and enduring mental illness may require more frequent admissions.

Find out more about Royal Blackburn Hospital here

Guild Lodge

Originally, the SMHBU, known as Guild Lodge, opened as a Secure Mental Health inpatient facility in July 1999, comprising of three medium secure wards and one low secure ward able to facilitate inpatient care for up to 54 male and female Service Users and had a Forensic Community Nursing team. Since this time, a comprehensive network of 164 medium secure, low secure and step-down beds and specialist forensic community services has evolved in response to the needs of Service Users across Lancashire and South Cumbria, and those with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) across the North West region as a whole.

Find out more about Guild Lodge here.

Longridge Community Hospital

Longridge Community Hospital (LCH) Ward is a 15 bedded inpatient facility, operational over 24 hours. It is managed by registered nurses. During normal surgery hours medical responsibility is provided by GPs based at either of the two Longridge surgeries. Preston Primary Care Centre provides out of hours medical cover.

Non acute patients are admitted to the ward according to agreed access criteria. Patients must be registered with a Longridge GP and require either post-surgical care, medical care, rehabilitation or palliative care.

Find out more about Longridge Community Hospital here

Ormskirk District General Hospital - Scarisbrick Unit

The Scarisbrick unit is based within the premises of Ormskirk District General Hospital; it provides care and treatment for adult service users who are showing signs and symptoms of acute functional mental illness. Service users are from the population of Lancashire, predominately from West Lancashire, Chorley, South Ribble & Preston areas. The Scarisbrick Unit forms part of Central Lancashire Step 5 Health Economy within Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust (LCFT).

Scarisbrick Inpatient Unit is situated on the grounds of Ormskirk District General Hospital. 

Scarisbrick Inpatient Unit (SIPU) which is a 21 bedded unit providing 11 male & 9 female beds (the ward has a mixture of dormitories and single rooms with en-suite facilities) which conforms to national guidance for mixed sex accommodation.

Find out more about Ormskirk District General Hospital - Scarisbrick Unit here

The Harbour

The Harbour is a new 154 bedded mental health hospital situated on Preston New Road (A583) just off junction 4 of the M55 at Blackpool. It is a no smoking building.

The hospital was designed with extensive input from service users and clinicians and is based on good practice guidance and 'safety by design' to ensure that it can provide high quality care. The ethos of the unit is to provide therapeutic care which is empowering, person centered and needs led, and focuses on promoting recovery and independence.

Find out more about The Harbour here. 

The Orchard

Following a public consultation in 2006, the Trust is in the process of replacing existing wards with an improved standard of accommodation and alternative provision in the community.

The unit for North Lancashire, The Orchard, on Pathfinders Drive in Lancaster opened in June 2014.

The unit will be supported by high quality specialist community based services with a single point of access for people in crisis.

Find out more information on The Orchard here