A RESIDENTIAL hospital for men with mental health disorders is celebrating after being rated outstanding by the health and social care watchdog, the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

In its inspection, Kemple View, in Langho, near Blackburn, was rated outstanding in all five assessment categories for safety, effectiveness, care, responsiveness and leadership.

By being rated outstanding overall, and in every category, it joins the highest rated specialist mental health services in England.

Kemple View supports around 90 patients with a range of mental health conditions, including those who need support in transitioning between staying in hospital and living in the community.

In their report, inspectors said: “Patients reported that staff were supportive, respectful, kind and caring and always listened. They were happy that their care and treatment was right for them and they said they felt safe."

Mags Gallagher, hospital director at Kemple View, said: “I am absolutely delighted we have been rated ‘outstanding’ for the second time in a row.

"We have been an ‘outstanding’ hospital for over three years, and this reflects the brilliant work, and individual investment my staff team makes, to support patients and offer highly personalised care."