Kemple View is a 90 bedded site offering 56 Low Secure beds and 34 Locked Rehabilitation beds catering to the treatment needs of service users with a Mental Illness and/or Personality Disorder, maximising their opportunity for recovery, rehabilitation and independent living.
This hospital also has a dedicated and purpose-built ward offering a 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, complex psychiatric needs and where required, mobility and daily living aids.
Kemple View has a variety of bespoke, award winning, evidenced based therapies available to patients including:
- Offence focused interventions
We also focus on community practice to ensure generalisability of learning.
All therapies can be delivered in group or on an individual basis, and are tailor made for the patients with mental disorders and differing cognitive abilities to ensure responsivity issues are addressed. Lack of motivation and lack of insight are specifically identified as a focus for therapy rather than a barrier to it. We offer an evidence-based individualised treatment approach for example, the holistic integrated treatment model for Mental Disorder and Substance Misuse service users
Across all wards the Occupational Therapy service has a specific focus on the development and establishment of functional skills ranging from:
- Promoting independence in personal care tasks
- Developing optimum competence in more complex tasks such as managing a budget or engaging in work type occupations
Kemple View service benefits from access to a wide range of community based voluntary experience, supported work and recreational activities.
These therapeutic interventions are delivered within a facilitating environment, using positive psychological approaches to ensure effective learning and behavioural change. Kemple View is an accredited centre of excellence for RAID, and a Mindful site and our highly specialist clinicians have extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of men with complex psychiatric needs.
We believe the environment in which treatment takes places is just as important as the therapy itself so out facility provides:
- Horticultural and Occupational Therapy areas
- A gym
- Recovery College
- Art and Woodwork workshops
- Therapy rooms
- Social area
- Public transport links to nearby towns of Blackburn and Preston
- Beautiful grounds with views over Ribble Valley
Mike Bennett, Operations Director, North and Regional Executive Director North West and Midlands region, is a registered nurse with over 30 years of experience in specialist mental health care with a passion for making a difference to people’s lives.
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.