The Harbour is a new 154 bedded mental health hospital situated on Preston New Road (A583) just off junction 4 of the M55 at Blackpool. It is a no smoking building.
The hospital was designed with extensive input from service users and clinicians and is based on good practice guidance and 'safety by design' to ensure that it can provide high quality care. The ethos of the unit is to provide therapeutic care which is empowering, person centered and needs led, and focuses on promoting recovery and independence.
The operating hours for in-patient services at the Harbour are 24 hours per day 365 days per year. The main reception near the front entrance is staffed from 08.30am to 20.30pm to provide a meet and greet point for staff and visitors to ensure people experience a positive first impression and experience. This includes registering visitors upon arrival for fire safety (including issuing visitor badges), notifying staff of visitors to be received or escorted and providing directions. The main reception will operate the electronic door entry system into the 'street' and administrative/training areas.
The main entrance is the point of entry into the building for staff and visitors.
Between the hours of 20.30 and 08.30 calls will be diverted to each ward administrative base using a menu of options offered on the phone. Visitors will be directed by intercom and signs to the designated out of area entrance which is the 136 Suite as the reception area is unmanned and not accessible. Out of hours there will be a number of staff who will respond to any visitors and permit access to the building once identity and the purpose of their visit is confirmed.
The hospital entrance and concourse is the principle access point to the main hospital building for service users, visitors, most non-emergency admissions and for business visitors; it is also used as a staff entrance.
off Preston New Road
For Sat Nav please use FY4 4XQ
Tel: 01253 447700
The following facilities will be available within the main entrance:
- Public telephone
- Information Terminal
- Main Reception
- Public Toilets
- Waiting Area
From the concourse, communication routes lead to all appropriate wards and departments within the building complex.
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Click play below to view our video looking at the development and official opening of The Harbour