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Local Mental Health Facilities

Find out more information on the facilities available for mental health patients in West Lothian.

Ward 17, St John's

Ward 17 is a 30 bedded mixed sex acute admission ward. We provide assessment and treatment of a wide range of acute mental health issues, e.g. depression and schizophrenia.

Each individual admitted will come into contact with a varied range of different mental health professionals, e.g. nursing and medical staff, occupational, and physiotherapy staff. We provide an opportunity for patients to work on issues/problems impacting on their ability to function within their lives, it is very much a joint collaboration between themselves and the team looking after them.

We offer various types of therapy including medication and individual 1:1 sessions with allocated keyworkers. However, the main focus is to become involved in the ward therapeutic programme. This includes

  • Practical relaxation sessions x 3 weekly
  • Learn to Relax group x 2 weekly
  • Community meetings
  • Talking group
  • Social group
  • Walking group
  • Goal Setting group
  • Healthy Lifestyles group

These groups are run by Occupational Therapy and nursing staff and patients are very much encouraged to attend.

Baillie and Rosebery Wings

Baillie and Rosebery Wings are situated within Tippethill House, located between Armadale and Whitburn. The patients admitted to the units are from an NHS locus as well as the nursing staff. The building is operated by a private finance initiative that takes care of the maintenance, catering, domestic and laundry services.

Baillie

Baillie is a 30-bedded mixed sex continuing care unit, comprising of single rooms, double rooms and 2 open bays to allow greater patient choice at the time of addmision. The patients admitted are normally over the age of sixty-five, however, depending on patient choice there are admissions under sixty-five. The unit predominantly provides continuing care to patients in the end stages of illness.

These illnesses include cancer and non-cancer specific. The local Armadale GP practice is responsible for the routine medical day to day needs of the patients.

Any other agencies or services required will be contacted and/or and can be arranged to visit the unit. Baillie is well supported by volunteers and the league of friends who organise activities, trips, entertainment and, if required, 1:1 time with individuals.

Rosebery

Rosebery is a 30 bedded all female unit, comprising of single rooms, and open bay areas to allow greater patient choice. Patients are normally over the age of sixty-five, however, depending on condition and the needs of the patient, this is not a requirement.

The unit predominantly provides continuing care to patients at the later stages of their illness, both cognitive and functional. The local Armadale GP practice is responsible for the routine medical needs of patients.

Any other required agencies or services can be referred to and/or arranged to visit the unit. Rosebery is supported by the volunteer programme as well as having a dedicated activities nurse. This area of patient activity is an essential part of the patients life in Rosebery and allows for 1: 1 time, group activities and entertainment.  This provision enhances the patients experience and the daily routine provided by staff.

St Michaels

St Michaels hospital is situated in Linlithgow. Catering, laundry and maintenance are supplied by St Johns. St Michaels is a 30 bedded mixed sex unit comprising of bays and single room accommodation. The patients admitted are normally over the age of sixty-five however, depending on patient choice and requirements people can be admitted under the age of 65.

The Hospital predominantly provides continuing care to patients in the later stages of their illness including cancer and non-cancer specific.

Other agencies or departments required are referred to and can be arranged to visit the unit. St Michaels is well supported by volunteers and the league of friends who organise activities, trips, entertainment or, if required, 1:1 time with individuals. This is an essential part of the hospital life enhancing the patient experience. St Michaels also has access to the day hospital facility which shares the same site.

Maple Villa

Maple Villa is situated in Craigshill Care Facility.  The Craigshill Care Facility is a joint initiative with West Lothian council and Maple Villa shares the building with the interim care facility Craigmair. Maple Villa is a 30-bedded male unit comprising of thirty single en suite rooms.

The unit was specifically built as a specialist dementia unit catering for patients with particularly challenging aspects of the condition. The patients can either be admitted for a period of assessment or as part of a continuing care plan.

The unit's medical cover is provided by the consultant and Craigshill GP practice. Any other agencies or departments are referred to and can be arranged to visit the unit. A dedicated activities nurse supports Maple Villa. Patient activity is an essential part of the service provided in Maple Villa and allows for 1:1 time, group activities, entertainment, time out in a purpose built activities area. This enhances the patient experience as well as the day to day work carried out by the staff.

Contact details: 01506 777622 

Ward 3, St John's

Ward 3 is a mental health admission and assessment unit for the over 65s. It has 24 beds and is a mixed sex ward. Clients are admitted via a variety of channels, i.e. GP, Consultant, CPNE team, SHEDS Project and Westpark Day Hospital. Patients are admitted with both functional and organic disorders (for some organic problems, we take under 65s).

The multidisciplinary team attached to Ward 3 includes Consultants, SHOs, O/T, Physio, Psychology, Spiritual, Social Work, Adults with Incapacity Team, CPNEs and Day Hospital care. We also link and liaise with many external agencies, e.g. Mood Project, Rosebery Centre, etc. Ward 3 discharge clients to their own homes, nursing homes, Craigmair, Sheltered Housing, Residential, etc., with either the same or an increased package of care.

Burngrange Care Home

Burngrange care home has 20 beds for clients who have on going and enduring mental health problems.It has been opened since March 2004.

Contact: Burngrange Park, West Calder, EH55 8ET. Telephone 01506 872346, email: burngrange@westlothian.gov.uk