Newton House

Independent Hospital


Newton House operates as an independent hospital, providing complex continuing care and rehabilitation in a locked environment. The service is registered to admit up to 22 males aged 18 years plus, who have a mental disorder and associated secondary conditions such as behavioural/challenging difficulties, drug and alcohol issues and personality disorder.

Situated a mile from the seaside town of Blackpool, Newton House is ‘community facing’ with good access to all the amenities you would expect from an urban area; social, recreational, educational and leisure.

Client Group and Admission Criteria

Newton House provides; older adults locked slow rehabilitation, slow stream rehabilitation and two year intensive rehabilitation services. Patients can be admitted on an informal or formal basis under the Mental Health Act 1983. Individuals may be transferring from long term acute or medium/low secure services and although they no longer require physical security, are not yet ready to return direct to their communities.

Admission to Newton House is primarily based on an initial 12 week admission period which allows the multi-disciplinary team to undertake a detailed assessment of the individual patients needs before determining the most appropriate long term treatment plan.

The Service and Staff Team

Newton House provides care and treatment in a least restrictive environment, working closely with placing authorities in developing and delivering quality programmes of care.

The service provides an environment where patients can receive the care required to manage their complex and long term needs along with providing a positive therapeutic placement with appropriate treatment interventions assessed on individual specific needs.

Newton House’s philosophy of care is based upon the principles of rehabilitation, recovery and inclusion. Core themes include enhancing strengths and resilience of long-term patients and their families; Maintaining optimism for growth and recovery, treating people with respect and acceptance, Improving holistic quality of life for all, reducing stigma, promoting inclusion, therapeutic risk taking and promotion of personal responsibility.

The staff team that support the delivery of service at Newton House are a highly experienced multi-disciplinary team comprising of the hospital managers, consultant psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, social worker, occupational therapist and team, head of therapies, nursing staff, support team, Mental Health Act administrator, administrators and risk and patient safety officer. MHC provides access to ongoing professional training and development programmes and invests in external training when required.

The staff team work closely with commissioners and care coordinator’s to plan the patient’s discharge in to the community from day one of admission.

  • Summary

    • Primary diagnosis of a mental health disorder.
    • Provides older adults locked slow rehabilitation, slow stream rehabilitation and two year intensive rehabilitation services.
    • Ability to take patients detained under the Mental Health Act 1983.
    • Male only service.
    • Accepts patients aged 18-65 years (with limited places for over 65 years).
    • 22 bedded unit which includes 21 en suite rooms and 1 independent living flat.
    • Located within the heart of the community.
    • Community focused treatment.

    183 Newton Drive (car park entrance off Whinney Heys Road), Blackpool, FY3 8NU

‘’I have the freedom to be me yet I still have the support from staff. If it was possible I would like to pick this flat up and put it in the community as it’s got everything I need.’’

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