Chorley District and General Hospital Inpatient Unit

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    Chorley District and General Hospital Inpatient Unit

    Chorley is a 36 bed mental health unit 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 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.

    Visiting times on the wards are: Every day from 1pm – 7.45pm.

    Contact Us

    Avenham Ward
    Chorley District General Hospital, Preston Road, Chorley PR7 1PP
    Tel: 01772 520740

    Duxbury Ward
    Chorley District General Hospital, Preston Road, Chorley PR7 1PP
    Tel: 01772 520750

    Worden Ward
    Chorley District General Hospital, Preston Road, Chorley PR7 1PP
    Tel: 01772 520760

    The Ward Functions

    The hospital has single ensuite bedrooms across 3 wards, the wards are defined as follows:

    • Worden – Male acute mental health ward
    • Duxbury – Female acute mental health ward
    • Avenham - Female Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

    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.

    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.

    The Chorley Ethos – The Lancashire Way

    Chorley has been specifically designed to fulfil the Lancashire Way Ethos. Our focus to be:

    • Person Centred – respecting a person’s need for privacy and dignity
    • Needs led – care based on a person’s individual need not their age
    • Accommodating of and responsive to physical health care needs
    • Focused on recovery and promoting independence
    • Therapeutic – achieved through the design and environment as well as formal therapeutic interventions
    • Empowering by providing the facilities needed for people to continue and develop their everyday living skill.