Skye House opened on 25th February 2009 and is a new purpose built facility on the Stobhill Hospital site that provides a range of dedicated services for young people aged 12-to-18 years, from across the West of Scotland, who have serious mental health problems.
Skye House replaced the former West of Scotland Adolescent Inpatient Unit at Gartnavel. The new Skye House is a £7.6 million facility with 22 beds – six more than before - and two short stay beds for young people.
It provides inpatient treatment for young people with conditions like severe depression, eating disorders, psychosis and obsessive-compulsive disorders.
In addition to all the bedrooms at Skye House being en-suite, it also has a purpose-built gym, fully equipped classrooms, landscaped gardens and overnight accommodation for visiting families.
Skye House has been specially designed and purpose-built to meet young people’s needs and will lead to substantial improvements in their care and treatment. The planning of the new unit also benefited from the fact that the young people themselves contributed significantly to the planning process.
This new accommodation will lead to substantial improvements in the care and treatment of young people who are admitted. Due to the long lengths of stay, an environment conducive to recovery and stability is crucial. Skye House offers a unique and unrivalled ability to offer young people what they have never had before – a home away from home.
Mental health services for young people are planned on a regional basis by the West of Scotland NHS Boards (NHS Aryshire and Arran, NHS Dumfries and Galloway, NHS Forth Valley, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and NHS Lanarkshire).
The new Skye House is funded by all of these Boards to deliver a service for patients from their areas.