Contact Hospital Direct

  • T. 01254 243 000
  • F. 01254 243 080
  • Skype available

Kemple View,
Longsight Road,
Blackburn, Lancashire

Services Key

  • Mental Disorder
  • Learning Disability
  • Brain Injury
  • Child and Adolescent Services
  • Trauma and Addiction

Kemple View

Kemple View’s highly specialist clinicians have extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of men with complex psychiatric needs.

Many of our patients have previously been in high, medium or low security. We aim to work collaboratively with our patients enabling them to take increasing responsibility for managing their own risks leading to a controlled and graded discharge. Where a patient requires greatest support we offer contextual risk management, enhancing compliance and aim to improve their quality of life. We serve the patient, carers and visitors.

Kemple View also has a dedicated and purpose-built ward offering PiC's newly launched Low Secure Forensic Specialist Older Age service for patients over the age of 50.

A higher profile is given to this patient group's physical healthcare, risk reduction and where required, mobility and daily living aids.

Low Secure and Locked Rehabilitation Mental Illness and Personality Disorder services for men

Patient Group
Men whose needs can best be met in a low security environment geared toward maximising their opportunity for rehabilitation and independent living

Care Pathway
Step Down from Low Secure to Locked Rehabilitation

Hospital facilities

  • Horticultural and Occupational Therapy area, Gym, Education Room, Art and Woodwork workshops, therapy rooms, social area
  • Public transport links to nearby town of Preston
  • Beautiful grounds with views over Ribble Valley


  • Kemple View is recognised as a RAID Centre of Excellence. RAID® is a recognised industry standard method of working with patients to help them manage their own behaviour.
  • Patients at Kemple View entered PIC’s Greenfingers gardening competition with the Griffin Garden Project
  • Patients at Kemple View won six awards in the 2012 Koestler Art Awards
  • Patients at Kemple View won one silver, two bronze and three commended awards at the 2013 Koestler Art Awards
  • A patient within our older adult service has won the national 2014 Outstanding Service User Achievement Award for his project: My Shared Pathway additions and adaptations in an aging population and in the same awards, Kemple View patients' Allottments project won a commendation in the Community/Vocational Initiative category.


To arrange a Skype call please contact Stephen Critchley on 01254 243 000

Kemple View is currently hiring new members of staff. Visit to learn more.

Number Beds 
The Team 
Mags Gallagher, Hospital Director

Mags Gallagher, Hospital Director of Kemple View, is a professionally qualified Learning Disability and Mental Health Nurse with 27 years Post Registration experience.  She has worked mainly in the field of challenging behaviours within medium secure psychiatric settings, both in the NHS and independent sector.

Hospital Services Detail 
Mental Disorder
54 Beds
Mental Disorder
10 Beds
Mental Disorder
26 Beds


From M6

  • Exit at Junction 31 of M6 Northbound and move into the right-hand lane of the slip-road.
  • Turn right (last exit) at the first roundabout, following signs for A59, this will take you under the motorway and onto a second roundabout.
  • Go straight across at the second roundabout (first available exit), again following signs for A59, follow the dual carriageway for about 3/4 mile.
  • At the top of the hill, as the road starts to flatten out, you will emerge from a wooded area and pass a disused petrol station on your left (now demolished).
  • Keep in the left-hand lane at this point, as you begin to pass the Swallow Hotel, move left into the slip road (for A59) and follow the road round to the left, just before the traffic lights (this slip-road is not controlled by the lights).
  • Follow the A59 for about 5 miles, past the large BAE Systems (Aerospace) site, over a roundabout (1st exit), through Osbaldeston (40 mph limit + speed camera) etc. until you reach some traffic lights. Go straight across at these lights and through Copster Green (40 mph limit + another speed camera).
  • At Copster Green there is a restaurant called You & Yu on the left hand side, follow the road for a further mile, you will see a filter in the road ahead - turn right on to The Rydings, (Longsight Nursery Garden Centre is on the left).
  • Follow the road up to the right and turn onto The Dales (there is a post box on the right).
  • Follow the signs to Kemple View and proceed until you reach the main car park. Follow the signs for Reception.

By Train

The nearest train station is Langho which is on the Manchester Victoria to Clitheroe line. We are a taxi ride from the station.