West of Scotland Adolescent In Patient Services
Specialist Children's Services
Welcome to the website of the Adolescent In Patient Service. We hope that you find it informative and helpful.
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 are experiencing thoughts and feelings which make it difficult for them to cope with everyday life.
Mental health services for young people are planned on a regional basis by the West of Scotland NHS Boards (NHS Ayrshire 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.
The service provides inpatient treatment for young people with conditions like severe depression, eating disorders, psychosis and obsessive-compulsive disorders
There are 22 beds and two short stay beds making up a total of 24. This is eight more than were available in the old facility located in Gartnavel Royal Hospital.
The Adolescent Service Skye House, is part of Stobhill Hospital. It is made up of three units located on the site housed within separate buildings. These are:
· Therapies Block which contains the main reception area, group rooms, staff offices and a therapeutic kitchen
· Accommodation block containing three wings Mull, Harris and Lewis, this is where people admitted to Skye House have their individual en suite room. There are also two dining areas where meals and snacks are taken. In addition there is a television room in each wing.
· School Block where young people attend various classes. There is also a Gymnasium attached to the school for the exclusive use of staff and patients of Skye House
Young people admitted to the service will stay in one of the wings, but may find that these change as their condition improves.
Young people admitted to Skye House will be allocated a Psychiatrist (doctor), named nurse and an associate nurse who will be responsible for their day to day care