Medium Secure Services


Guild Lodge - Medium Secure Services

Medium Secure Services for male and female service users has evolved in response to the needs of mentally disordered offenders and service users with continuing care and rehabilitative community care needs across Lancashire and South Cumbria.  The overall purpose is to:

  • Provide high standards of assessment and formulation
  • Care and treatment interventions
  • Rehabilitation and recovery
  • Risk assessment and risk management for individuals with mental health care needs
  • Respond to these needs whilst safeguarding service users, staff, and the general public

Male Secure Mental Health units consist of:

  • Fairsnape - 8 bedded admission assessment
  • Calder - 10 bedded admission and assessment
  • Greenside - 12 bedded on-going treatment
  • Marshaw - 10 bedded long term medium secure function, they have the capacity to provide inpatient care for up to 40 male service users

Female Secure Mental Health units consists of:

  • Mallowdale - 8 beds and provides medium and low secure packages of assessment and treatment to service users with a clinical/risk presentation, involving primary personality related needs where these form part of co-morbid mental health and personality difficulties

  • Elmridge - 9 beds and provides medium and low secure packages of assessment and treatment to service users with evidence of primary mental health/illness needs and have the capacity to provide inpatient care for up to 17 female service users

How to access the service

We do not accept referrals from the general public.

We accept referrals for Service Users who are ordinarily resident in the catchment area of Lancashire and South Cumbria. The Flow and Capacity Manager or nominated deputy is the single point of access for all referrals and as such, all referrals and associated enquiries regarding referrals should be directed to the Flow and Capacity Manager in the first instance. 

All referrals (except urgent referrals) should be made using the Referral form which is available from the Flow and Capacity Manager (and on LCFT Intranet) or a comprehensive referral letter detailing relevant background information, a current risk assessment, current care and treatment plans (if available) and the reason for referral.  Referrals can be made by the service user's Consultant Psychiatrist, or by another practitioner significantly involved in the service user's care, providing the referral confirms the clear support of the Consultant Psychiatrist.

Where the service is provided and how to contact us

Medium Secure Services
Guild Lodge
Guild Park
Whittingham
Preston
PR3 2JH

Tel: 01772 406600

Male Medium Secure Wards:

Fairsnape Tel: 01772 406700

Calder Tel: 01772 406680

Greenside Tel: 01772 406675

Marshaw Tel: 01772 773666

01772 773666
01772 406600

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.

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