New Craigs is an NHS Highland psychiatric hospital which is for the assessment and treatment of patients with severe mental illness / disorder needing in-patient care. Our aim is to provide better health, better care and better value to our patients and their families, in partnership with other NHS Highland services and other organisations.
This document sets out for patients and referrers what New Craigs hospital is able to provide.
These guidelines are based on the Health Improvement Scotland document “Admissions to adult mental health inpatient services”[i]. We are also guided by the Millan Principles (see Appendix) which were developed as the basis for the Scottish mental health law but are equally applicable to patients not subject to mental health legislation.
It is acknowledged that there will be occasions where it is clinically appropriate to deviate from these guidelines and in those circumstances the nature and rationale for the variance should be clearly documented.
[i] Healthcare Improvement Scotland (2009). Admissions to adult mental health inpatient services.