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.
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
- Anger and anxiety management
- Problem solving
- Relapse prevention
- Life and social skills
Our Team comprises of the following key roles:
- 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.
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.
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 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.