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Adolescent Inpatient Unit

West of Scotland Adolescent In Patient Services





Welcome to the website of the Skye House Adolescent Inpatient Service. We hope that you find it helpful and informative.


Skye House opened on 25th February 2009 and is a purpose built facility on the Stobhill Hospital site for young people aged 12 to 18 years from across the West of Scotland. Skye House provides a range of dedicated services for people who are experiencing thoughts and feelings which make it difficult to cope with everyday life. Skye House is a 24-bedded unit.


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). Skye House is funded by all of these NHS Boards to deliver a service for patients from each area.


The service provides inpatient treatment for young people with conditions like severe depression, eating disorders, psychosis and obsessive-compulsive disorders.


Skye House Adolescent Unit is part of Stobhill Hospital and is made up of three separate buildings:

  • Therapies Block – Main reception, Staff offices, Group rooms, Therapeutic Kitchen and a Music Room.
  • Accommodation Block – contains the 3 wings (Mull, Harris and Lewis). There are 8 en-suite bedrooms in each wing. There is also a TV lounge in each wing and there two dining rooms where all meals and snacks are eaten.
  • School Block – there are 4 classrooms and a Gym, where young people attend a range of school classes. The Gym can also be used in the evening exclusively by Skye House patients.


Young people will be admitted to one of the wings, however their may be moved as their condition improves.


Young people in Skye House are allocated a Psychiatrist, a Named Nurse and an Associate Nurse who will be responsible for day to day care.

It would always be our intention to admit young people under the age of 18 yearsrs to an age appropriate environment. However on some occasions this is not possible. When young people are admitted to an adult ward they are not left to mix freely with the adult patients with no supervision. An assessment will be carried out to assess the level of risk and as a result of this patients under 18 years of age may be place on constant observations during their time in the adult ward.


Booklets are available here

Last Updated: 15 November 2019