Ashworth Hospital is one of only three hospitals in the country providing services for patients who require treatment and care in conditions of high security. Our vision is to be a centre of excellence for high secure care, providing a recovery focused environment for patients and staff.
The majority of our patients come from the North West, West Midlands or Wales. Patients are admitted in a range of ways but all come because they present a grave danger to themselves and or other people. The majority come either come from prison, or through the court system or from a secure unit.
Some patients stay at the hospital for a short period while others stay for longer. Patients remain in the high secure service until they are safe and well enough to move to a medium secure or other unit.
We care for up to 228 patients in 14 single storey semi-detached wards. Our wards are arranged in clusters around wide open green areas and each ward has its own garden.
Each of our wards provides a specific type of specialised treatment and care and patients with similar conditions are usually grouped together based both on security and clinical needs.
Care is provided by consultant led multi-disciplinary teams using the care programme approach. This ensures each patient has his own specialist team of professional staff to tailor make a treatment and care package.
The aim is to ensure the right treatment is provided at the appropriate time and that the length of time in Ashworth Hospital is kept to a minimum.
Ashworth Hospital, Parkbourn, Maghull, Liverpool, L31 1HW
Telephone: 0151 473 0303