One of four high secure hospitals in the UK, the State Hospital was brought into the National Health Service in Scotland as a special health board in 1994 - the State Hospitals Board for Scotland - accountable to Scottish Ministers through the Scottish Government. Located in South Lanarkshire, it is a national service for Scotland and Northern Ireland and one part of the pathway of care that should be available for those with secure care needs. The principal aim is to rehabilitate patients, ensuring safe transfer to appropriate lower levels of security.

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