Inpatient Care Service - Chorley & South Ribble

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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.

What we do

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 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.

How to contact us:

Byron Ward
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

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