NHS Scotland

The State Hospital

The State Hospital, in South Lanarkshire, is part of the NHS in Scotland. Its purpose is to provide high secure forensic mental health services for Scotland and Northern Ireland. It cares for an average of 125 patients, all with very significant mental health problems, and has approximately 660 staff. Its principal aim is to prepare patients for safe transfer to further care and rehabilitation in appropriate lower levels of security.

The Hospital’s services include therapies, education and recreation, plus a Health Centre. Patient accommodation is in four hubs, each of which contains three wards with 12 beds.

The State Hospitals Board for Scotland is the governing body of the Hospital. It is accountable to Scottish Ministers, through the Scottish Government, for the quality of care and the efficient use of resources.

Contact Us

For all enquiries about medical vacancies in The State Hospital, please contact our Recruitment Team.