Atherleigh Park

Wherever possible, we aim to support our service users in the community but if your mental health needs do become more complex, it may be felt that a stay on one of our wards would be the best way to meet your current level of needs. Only a small number of the service users we see will need to be treated by our inpatient services. 

At Atherleigh Park Hospital, our inpatient wards provide a safe and comfortable environment to promote recovery and mental wellbeing. Every service user will have their own private en-suite bedroom, as well as access to communal living areas and activity rooms on the wards. 

Wards at Atherleigh Park Hospital include:

Name  Description  Contact number  
Sovereign Unit   Male inpatient ward for adults with severe mental health problems such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and severe depression. 

Tel: 01942 764468

Westleigh Unit  Female inpatient ward for adults with severe mental health problems such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and severe depression. 

Tel: 01942 764469

Priestner's Unit 

8 bed psychiatric intensive care unit for adults with the highest level of mental health needs.  

Our aim is to stabilise our service users' conditions so they can return to one of our adults' mental health wards as quickly as possible to continue their recovery. 

Tel: 01942 764470

Golborne Unit  For people aged 65 years and over who have a memory problem such as dementia, who can no longer be supported in the community and require short-term specialist inpatient support.  Tel: 01942 764472
Prospect Unit 16 bed mixed sex ward for adults of working age with severe mental health problems such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and severe depression. Tel: 01942 764471


Visiting times

Westleigh and Sovereign Units  

  • Monday to Friday, 1 to 2pm and 6 to 8pm 

  • Saturday and Sunday, 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm 

If you are experiencing difficulty visiting during these hours please contact the ward to speak to the nurse in charge.   

Preistner’s Unit  

  • Monday to Sunday, 10am to 8pm  

All visits have to be pre-booked with the ward by calling 01942 636 430 and these are booked in hourly slots for individual patients. 

Parsonage Unit  

  • Flexible visiting between 9am – 9pm* every day (including weekends).   

*Please be aware that we don’t allow visitors onto the ward during meal times, which are 12noon to 12.30pm and 5pm to 5.30pm.  

Discharge support

We work closely with our community mental health services such as our home treatment team and recovery team to ensure a smooth transition to community services when you are discharged from one of our wards and make sure you have the right support in place to enable you to stay well in the community. 
We also work with other local services such as social services, housing services, substance misuse services and your GP. 

How to access our service

As our mental health wards are specialist services, you can't self-refer to them. 
If you are experiencing symptoms of mental illness, please make an appointment to see your GP who will be able to talk to you about your symptoms and how they are affecting you. They will then be able to advise on which local services they think will be able to help and make a referral for you. 
If you are already open to one of our community mental health services, contact your care coordinator or alternatively, you can contact your local mental health assessment team directly. 
If you are experiencing mental health crisis and need urgent help, please contact our Wigan Mental Health Crisis Line on 0800 051 3253 (Freephone). 

As a patient

As a service user, relative or carer using our services, sometimes you may need to turn to someone for help, advice, and support. 

Find resources for carers and service users  Contact the Trust