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Ayr Clinic, The,
Dalmellington Road,
Ayr, KA6 6PT

Services Key

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

Ayr Clinic, The

The Ayr Clinic is made up of a well-established 36 bedded low secure hospital, and an 8 bedded specialised step-down facility for men and women with mental illness and/or personality disorder. The Ayr Clinic is situated in the coastal town of Ayr in West Central Scotland.

Patients who will benefit from low secure services at Ayr Clinic include:

  • People detained under the Mental Health or Criminal Procedures Acts
  • People who require specialist safety management and rehabilitation

Our low secure service is configured over three wards, comprising of a 12 bedded male and a 12 bedded female admission ward as well as a 12 bedded mixed gender rehabilitation unit.  

Our specialised female step-down service at the Gatehouse enables patients to continue their recovery journey, to maintain good mental health, promote social inclusion and skills for a sustainable discharge into community living.

Patients are supported by a highly skilled, experienced and trained team of clinicians and healthcare professionals working with patients in an environment of hope, positive regard and empowerment.

Our approach

We provide high levels of therapeutic care that is underpinned by evidence-based knowledge, delivered by a highly experienced team. Our individualised and group treatment programmes have clearly defined goals and outcomes for our patient group.

Treatment is offered in a safe and positive environment where patients develop their skills for independence, self-confidence and knowledge of how to manage their mental health wellbeing. We work corroboratively with the residents to empower them, using recovery and person-centred approaches.

Our treatment programmes focus on therapies including:

  • Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) Programmes
  • Cognitive Behavioural therapy informed input
  • Dialectical Behavioural therapy informed interventions
  • Emotional regulation
  • Self-harming reduction and management
  • Trauma, grief and loss
  • Psychoeducation
  • Anger and anxiety management
  • Problem solving
  • Relapse prevention
  • Life and social skills

Our Team comprises of the following key roles:

  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Nursing team including a primary nurse
  • Healthcare Assistants

In addition, we are backed by a committed, experienced Support Services Team who ensure the hospital is both welcoming and well run.

Finally we view patients as part of our team, working together to build the confidence and skills to re-join a meaningful place in the community.

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We believe the environment in which treatment takes place, is as important as the therapy itself. We provide:

A safe and homely environment

Ensuite bedrooms for each resident

Communal therapeutic and leisure areas for residents

A therapeutic kitchen for residents

Close access to the local community

We also provide real work opportunities (RWO) and this programme replicates the demands of work and develops employment skills such as responsibility, following structured work times and duties, people skills and personal presentation.

Number Beds 
The Team 
Myles Paterson, Regional Executive Director

Myles Paterson is the Partnerships in Care Regional Executive Director for the North East of England and Scotland. He is also the Registered Manager for Stockton Hall Hospital.
Having worked in the healthcare sector for 30 years, Myles has specialised in the management of medium secure forensic services for 24 years. He holds a Masters Degree in Law, a Diploma in Management and is registered with the NMC in both categories of General and Mental Health practice.

Colin Adams, Hospital Manager

Colin trained and worked with the NHS as an RMN in Glasgow. After leaving the NHS, working with people with psychiatric disorders, he became a service manager for a mental health charity where he completed the Institute of Human Relations foundation course in group psychotherapy. Colin joined Partnerships in Care in 2008 as senior nurse manager and became hospital manager in 2014.
Colin sits on the Scottish Independent Hospitals Advisory Group.

Hospital Services Detail 
Mental Disorder
18 Beds
Mental Disorder
18 Beds
Mental Disorder
8 Beds


From The South

  • Follow the M6 northbound then join the M74 northbound, leaving the M74 at junction 12.
  • Join the A70 towards Ayr passing throuugh Muirkirk and Cumnock.
  • As you approach Ayr at the Holmston Roundabout take the first exit onto the A77 By pass.
  • At the next roundabout take the first exit onto the A713 Dalmellington Road.
  • Pass Ailsa Hospital and Ayr Hospital on the right, and proceed for a further 300 yards.
  • The Ayr Clinic is situated on the right hand side.

From the North/Glasgow

  • Follow the M77 southbound then join the A77.
  • Remain on the A77 through Kilmarnock.
  • At Monkton Lodge Service Station roundabout take the left exit signed for Ayr, Stranraer.
  • Stay on the bypass through several roundabouts (follow red signs for Ayr Hospital A&E).
  • At the roundabout junction with the A713 take the first exit onto Dalmellington Road.
  • Pass Ailsa Hospital and Ayr Hospital on the right, and proceed for a further 300 yards.
  • The Ayr Clinic is situated on the right hand side.

By Train

  • The nearest railway station is Ayr, it receives services from Glasgow Central.
  • The Ayr Clinic is a short taxi ride from the station.