Scotland’s first Mother and Baby Unit is located at Leverndale Hospital in Glasgow
The Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) admits women who are experiencing severe mental illness in the later stages of pregnancy or if their baby is under 12 months old. The six bedded unit enables mothers to be supported in caring for their baby whilst having care and treatment for a range of mental illnesses including:
Maintaining this contact is critical to the wellbeing of both mother and baby as it not only aids the mother’s recovery but also strengthens the mother-infant relationship and infant development.
We offer a wide range of medical, psychological and psychosocial interventions to women from across the West of Scotland. The unit is staffed by a multi-disciplinary team of professionals including:
Information for patients
Information for Referrers
Referrals to the unit are accepted from mental health professionals, general practitioners, health visitors and maternity staff for assessment by our team.
For referrals from out with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde the woman should be assessed by a local psychiatrist in the first instance. The West of Scotland MBU serves the following NHS boards:
Admission can be agreed from other board areas following discussion with the team.
West of Scotland Mother & Baby Unit
510 Crookston Road
Glasgow G53 7TU
Tel: 0141 211 6500