The State Hospital

The State Hospital, Carstairs, Lanark ML11 8RP
Phone: 01555 840293 Fax: 01555 840024 email:

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A Guide to this Website

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Website Structure

The State Hospital's Board is committed to transparency and accountability. This website gives accessible information about our role and performance.

This website is structured around the three NHSScotland Healthcare Quality Ambitions:

  • Person-CentredOpens in a new window – Mutually beneficial partnerships between patients, their families and those delivering healthcare services which respect individual needs and values and which demonstrate compassion, continuity, clear communication and shared decision-making.

  • SafeOpens in a new window – No avoidable injury or harm to people from healthcare they receive, and an appropriate clean and safe environment will be provided for the delivery of healthcare services at all times.

  • EffectiveOpens in a new window - The most appropriate treatments, interventions, support and services will be provided at the right time to everyone who will benefit and wasteful or harmful variation will be eradicated.
Within each section, there are sub-sections which reflect the Hospital’s commitment to NHSScotland’s HEAT targets:
  • Health Improvement
  • Efficiency and Governance Improvements
  • Access to Services
  • Treatment Appropriate to Individuals

The website also covers our work relating to the NHSScotland 2020 Workforce Vision:

‘We will respond to the needs of the people we care for, adapt to new, improved ways of working, and work seamlessly with colleagues and partner organisations. We will continue to modernise the way we work and embrace technology. We will do this in a way that lives up to our core values. Together, we will create a great place to work and deliver a high quality healthcare service which is among the best in the world.’

Graphic: NHSScotland 2020 Workforce Vision










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Website Site Map

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Photo: Recovery Tree by patients