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 New Craigs Psychiatric Hospital 

New Craigs Psychiatric Hospital 
Leachkin Road 
IV3 8NP 
South and Mid Highland 
01463 704000 

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The acute wards are sectorised and inpatient teams link closely with the Community Mental Health Teams.

Community Infrastructure
Community Infrastructure is being developed for psychiatric, addiction and Learning Disability services enabling many people to receive support and care in their home locality and in non-institutional settings.  

The Orchard

Services for children and adolescents with Learning Disabilities are provided in a community setting managed by the Social Services Department of Highland Council with NHS input. NHS Highland collaborated in the establishment of The Orchard in Inverness, a residential and respite unit and provides trained nurses for the facility.

Osprey House

A purpose built centre which is a base for substance misuse services and is located on the Raigmore Hospital site.

There are CPNs for Addictions across Highland. Referrals to this service can come from your GP and self-referral.

Day Hospital Services
To complement other community services a multi-disciplinary Acute Day Hospital, The Braeside Centre, provides a range of therapies for patients from Inverness.

In addition, patients from throughout the Highlands can access services such as individual counselling, group therapy and anxiety management in Inverness.  

Mental Health Assessment Team

This team of psychiatric nurses and Staff Grade Psychiatrist assesses unplanned referrals from across Highland. The team has a remit for assessment and if admission is required, the team can provide up to 72 hours of intensive inpatient assessment, liaising with the sector teams and community teams regarding further care. 

Associated Services

  • New Craigs (Adult Mental Health) in-patients facilities on the outskirts of Inverness.
  • New Craigs (Learning Disabilities) in-patient residential style facilities adjacent to the above units.
  • Aonach Mhor 14 bed community based unit in Inverness
  • Braeside Acute Day Hospital located at Benula Road, Inverness 
  • Osprey House is a base for Substance Misuse services and is located close by Raigmore DGH, Inverness.
  • St Vincents, Kingussie, has Psychiatry of Old Age beds.
  • Migdale Hospital, Bonar Bridge, has Psychiatry of Old Age beds.

Reducing the risk of infections Staff will display/provide information and advice about infection control precautions such as how to care for personal laundry, hand hygiene, symptoms and what to do if you have an infection. Please ask staff for advice
Alcohol hand hygiene gel for patient and visitor use is located near wash basins and at the entrance to all wards and departments
Visitors with colds or recently in contact with infectious diseases please postpone visiting
Always ask ward staff before visiting any patient in a single room
Health Protection Scotland produces patient information fact sheets which you can access before admission at