About The Harbour

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    About the Harbour

    The Harbour 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. 

    The Ward Functions

    The hospital has single ensuite bedrooms of varying specialisms over 10 wards, the wards are defined as follows:

    • Churchill and Orwell – 2 Male acute mental health wards
    • Shakespeare and Stevenson – 2 Female acute mental health wards
    • Dickens - Male advanced care need ward
    • Austen - Female advanced care need ward
    • Wordsworth - Male dementia ward
    • Bronte - Female dementia ward
    • Keats - Male Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
    • Byron - 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 advanced care wards accommodate older patients who are experiencing an acute mental illness that are also physically frail or who are also experiencing physical disability or illness.

    The dementia wards accommodate patients diagnosed with dementia who are requiring the relational and physical care and security that an inpatient ward can provide.

    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 Harbour Ethos – The Lancashire Way

    The Harbour 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.