Adult Mental Health Inpatient Care


Adult Mental Health Inpatient Care Service

The Adult Mental Health Inpatient Care Service covers the whole of Lancashire, and includes Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs).

Chorley & South Ribble  |  East Lancashire  |  North Lancashire  |  West Lancashire

Chorley & South Ribble

The inpatient mental health units for Chorley and South Ribble are sited in Blackpool, providing 24 hours care for patients in the range between the ages of 18-65 years.

The Harbour, Blackpool, is a 154 bed mental health hospital, which provides care and treatment for adults who cannot be safely treated at home. The ward team is multidisciplinary and includes a variety of mental health professionals.

Churchill and Shakespeare Wards are acute mental health wards and accommodate patients from the age of 18 experiencing an acute mental illness requiring inpatient care. This also includes dual diagnosis of mental illness as the primary diagnosis, with personality order, learning disability or drug and alcohol misuse.

Byron Ward  is a male Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). The PICU will provide an environment of a higher relational, physical and procedural security, in order to safely care and treat patients who are acutely unwell, posing a higher risk to themselves or others and requiring lower stimulating environment.

We aim to provide a high quality service to adults with mental health problems of a severity that requires in patient care. We will assist the individual to achieve and maintain mental health enabling him/her to resume their normal lifestyle.

The Inpatient Restart & Recovery Team work across all three 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. These services form part of the patient pathway and work in conjunction with our Crisis Resolution Home treatment and Complex Care and Treatment & Early Intervention Services.

How to access this service

Any requests for beds are made through the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) who provide a gatekeeping service to the wards. We do not accept referrals from the public.

Where this service is provided and how to contact us

Byron Ward (PICU)
The Harbour, Windmill Rise, off Preston New Road, Blackpool FY4 4FE
Tel: 01253 447862

Churchill Ward
The Harbour, Windmill Rise, off Preston New Road, Blackpool FY4 4FE
Tel: 01253 447781

Shakespeare Ward
The Harbour, Windmill Rise, off Preston New Road, Blackpool FY4 4FE
Tel: 01253 447846

Patient Information Leaflets

With our leaflets we aim to give you information about the Trust in general, our services and treatments, and to provide useful information for service users and their carers.

Please follow this link for more information

East Lancashire

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.

Male Acute Admission Wards:

  • Darwen Ward, Blackburn
  • Hyndburn Ward, Blackburn
  • Ward 18, Burnley

Female Acute Admission Wards:

  • Ribble Ward, Blackburn
  • Ward 20, Burnley

PICU Wards:

  • Male - Calder Ward, Blackburn
  • Female - PICU Ward, Burnley

How to access the service

Any requests for beds are made through the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) who provide a gatekeeping service to the wards. We do not accept referrals from the public.

Where the service is provided and how to contact us

Pendleview Unit
Royal Blackburn Hospital
Haslingden Road
Blackburn
BB2 3HH

Calder Ward Tel: 01254226125
Darwen Ward Tel: 01254226132
Hyndburn Ward Tel: 01254226140
Ribble Ward Tel: 01254226147

Victoria Wing
Burnley General Hospital
Casterton Avenue
Burnley
BB10 2PQ

Ward 18 Tel: 01282657146
Ward 20 Tel: 01282657163
PICU Ward Tel: 01282657175


Restart and Recovery

Blackburn Tel: 01254226107
Burnley Tel: 01282657188

Patient Information Leaflets

With our leaflets we aim to give you information about the Trust in general, our services and treatments, and to provide useful information for service users and their carers.

Please follow this link for more information

North Lancashire

The inpatient mental health units in North Lancaster are sited in Lancaster and Blackpool providing 24 hours care for patients in the range between the ages of 18-65 years old in Blackpool and adults over 18 in Lancaster. The Lancaster Unit at The Orchard is now an 18 bedded inpatient mixed sex all age unit.

The Harbour, Blackpool, is a 154 bed mental health hospital, which provides care and treatment for adults who cannot be safely treated at home. The ward team is multidisciplinary and includes a variety of mental health professionals.

Orwell and Stevenson Wards are acute mental health wards and accommodate patients from the age of 18 experiencing an acute mental illness requiring inpatient care. This also includes dual diagnosis of mental illness as the primary diagnosis, with personality order, learning disability or drug and alcohol misuse.

Keats Ward  is a male Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). The PICU will provide an environment of a higher relational, physical and procedural security, in order to safely care and treat patients who are acutely unwell, posing a higher risk to themselves or others and requiring lower stimulating environment.

We aim to provide a high quality service to adults with mental health problems of a severity that requires in patient care. We will assist the individual to achieve and maintain mental health enabling him/her to resume their normal lifestyle.

The Inpatient Restart & Recovery Team work across all three 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. These services form part of the patient pathway and work in conjunction with our Crisis Resolution Home treatment and Complex Care and Treatment & Early Intervention Services.

How to access the service

Any requests for beds are made through the Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team who provide a gatekeeping service to the wards

Where this service is provided and how to contact us

Keats Ward (PICU)
The Harbour, Windmill Rise, off Preston New Road, Blackpool FY4 4FE
Telephone : 01253 447818

Stevenson Ward
The Harbour, Windmill Rise, off Preston New Road, Blackpool FY4 4FE
Telephone : 01253 447846

Orwell Ward
The Harbour, Windmill Rise, off Preston New Road, Blackpool FY4 4FE
Telephone : 01253 447781

The Orchard
Pathfinders Drive, Lancaster LA1 4JJ
Telephone : 01524 550500

Patient Information Leaflets

With our leaflets we aim to give you information about the Trust in general, our services and treatments, and to provide useful information for service users and their carers.

Please follow this link for more information

West Lancashire

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. Service users have access to single sex lounges but share communal areas and the dining area are shared.

How to access the service

Referrals for beds are made via the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team (CRHTT) who provide a gatekeeping service to the wards. We do not accept referrals from the public.

Where this service is provided and how to contact us

Scarisbrick Unit
Ormskirk Hospital
Wigan Road
Ormskirk
Lancashire
L39 2JW

Reception Tel: 01695 598296
Scarisbrick Inpatient Unit (SIPU) Tel: 01695 598274
Ward Manager (SIPU) Tel: 01695 598222

Useful Links

Scarisbrick Inpatient Unit Letter to Carers
Making the Care Programme Approach work for you leaflet

Patient Information Leaflets

With our leaflets we aim to give you information about the Trust in general, our services and treatments, and to provide useful information for service users and their carers.

Please follow this link for more information

The Harbour is a 154 bed mental health hospital, which provides care and treatment for adults who cannot be safely treated at home. The ward team is multidisciplinary and includes a variety of mental health professionals.

The functional acute mental health wards accommodate patients from the age of 18 experiencing an acute mental illness requiring inpatient care. This also includes dual diagnosis of mental illness as the primary diagnosis, with personality order, learning disability or drug and alcohol misuse.