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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.

The wards form part of Step 5 services and well established interworking relationships with community teams and other agencies exist, which help facilitate care in the least restrictive environment for our service users and help with the facilitation of early discharge from the wards, to home or other appropriate service providers.

Find out more on Burnley General Hospital here.

Chorley District and General Hospital Perinatal Unit

Our eight-bed mother and baby unit (Ribblemere) opened in October 2018 and is an inpatient facility for mothers with serious mental health problems to access support and treatment whilst remaining alongside their babies. 

Ribblemere provides care for women experiencing severe mental health problems or who may be at high risk of becoming mentally unwell in the perinatal period, including very serious conditions such as post-partum psychosis. Ribblemere enables treatment and recovery for mothers while allowing their relationships with their babies to develop. 

The unit is staffed by multidisciplinary teams across psychiatry, nursing and nursery care. 

Find out more about Chorley District and General Hospital Perinatal Unit 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

The Secure Mental Health Business Unit (SMHBU) based at Guild Lodge, in collaboration with the Health and Justice Business Unit (HJBU) and the Community Business Unit (CBU), forms the Specialist Services Network of Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCFT).

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

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 Cove

The Cove is an 14 bedded specialist inpatient unit for young people between the ages of 13 and 18 who are experiencing a variety of mental health problems. These problems are usually complex.

Find out more about The Cove here