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.

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

Calder Ward Tel: 01254 226125
Darwen Ward Tel: 01254 226131
Hyndburn Ward Tel: 01254 226146
Ribble Ward Tel: 01254 226422

Victoria Wing
Burnley General Hospital
Casterton Avenue
BB10 2PQ

Dunsop Ward Tel: 01282 657163
Hodder Ward Tel: 01254 226140
Stockbeck Ward Tel: 01282 657175
Edisford Ward Tel: 01282 628082


Hurstwood Ward

Hurstwood Ward is an 18 bedded ward for males and females with acute mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, bi-polar disorder and schizophrenia. There are some patients with mild to moderate dementia.

We have registered mental health nurses and healthcare assistants working over 24 hours and 7 days.  We have support from consultant psychiatrists and junior doctors, occupational therapists and activity assistants, administrative staff and psychology.  We have close working links with the community teams based at both Balladen House and the Mount. We also receive support from the Nursing and Care Home liaison team based at Balladen House.

The hospital liaison team are based in Royal Blackburn Hospital and our consultants provide two half day sessions per week supporting referrals from the wards there.

How to contact us

Telephone: 01282 657171


Hurstwood Ward
Royal Blackburn Hospital
Haslingden Road

Restart and Recovery

Blackburn Tel: 01254226107
Burnley Tel: 01282657188

Patient Information Leaflets

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