The State Hospital Service Social Work

The State Hospital is a specialist service that provides assessment, treatment and care, in high security, for up to 140 male patients aged 18 years and above.

It is a national service for Scotland and Northern Ireland, providing care and treatment and safe transfer and discharge to lower levels of security in a variety of settings including local communities, where appropriate.

The service also provides support to patients' families and carers.

The State Hospital is a Special Health Board as part of the NHS in Scotland and it hosts the Forensic Mental Health Services Managed Care Network.