Inpatient Care Service 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. 

What we do

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).

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.

The in-patient service operates in accordance with national legislation e.g.  Mental Health Act 1983, Human Rights Act 1998, Mental Capacity Act national and local policy guidance e.g. Effective Care Co-ordination (Care Programme Approach) and The National Service Framework for Mental Health Services.

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.

How to contact us

Scarisbrick Unit 
Ormskirk Hospital
Wigan Road
Ormskirk
Lancashire
L39 2JW

Reception Tel: 01695 684101
Scarisbrick Inpatient Unit (SIPU) Tel: 01695 684112
Ward Manager (SIPU) Tel: 01695 684127

Useful Links

Making the Care Programme Approach work for you leaflet

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