Nova Recovery

Private Hospital

Stress Related Mental Health Illness & Alcohol Dependency

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About Us

Nova Recovery, is a private Hospital in Scotland, providing round the clock specialist clinical care, for stress related mental illness and alcohol dependency.

Set in the beautiful west coast of Scotland, we are a small, homely hospital offering quality ensuite accommodation. Our service is led by a psychiatrist, alongside a nurse manager, clinical nurse specialist, mental health nurse therapists, and support therapists. We provide evidenced based therapeutic programmes that are proven to support your recovery from conditions such as Anxiety, Stress, Addictive behaviours, PTSD and Depression.

For drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in Scotland, your journey starts here with personal, professional care at Nova Recovery.

Call us today on 01475 303998

Why Choose Us

Six great reasons to get your journey of recovery underway:

  • With a collective experience of over 50 years, our highly-skilled, qualified staff are experts in addiction and mental health and provide nursing care 24/7.
  • Our psychological treatment programmes are evidence-based and are supported through aftercare.
  • Our psychiatrist and specialist nurse practitioner offer assessment and consultations throughout your stay, and you will receive regular 1:1 therapy as part of your treatment programme with our therapeutic staff.
  • Our Hospital offers quality accommodation in a warm homely environment and offers a delicious fresh daily menu made from our rich local larder.
  • Research shows that nature has a positive effect on mental health. Therefore, we take full advantage of our beautiful natural healing qualities, with walks along the beach and in the surrounding hills.
  • We are situated only 30 miles from Glasgow’s centre, and we can arrange transport from all Scottish Airports and Train Stations.

Why Choose Nova Recovery?

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Enquiry

Experienced staff available 24/7 to handle your enquiry. We will guide you through any questions and concerns about our services and provide FREE and confidential advice. Contact us by phone, email or using the contact form on our website.

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Pre-screening & Deposit

Our team will carry out a confidential screening with you to understand more about your problem. We can then work together to identify the best treatment options for you.

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Admission & Recovery

Your admission and the start of your recovery journey can now begin. At Nova, we offer a 1 year aftercare program to ensure you are assisted through your recovery after leaving our hospital.

What Are The Facilities Like At Nova Recovery?

You will find a very comfortable ensuite room in an intimate private hospital, that is warm, friendly and highly professional.  Located in Largs on the stunning west coast of Scotland we are just a short stroll to beautiful beaches looking over to the Isle of Arran. We are surrounded by the hills and glens of the Clyde Muirshel Regional Park, and we love to get out and breath in that clear Scottish air and natures natural healing qualities.

 

We provide you with delicious freshly prepared meals each day, made with locally sourced produce from Scotland’s rich larder.

Call Us 0147 530 3039

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Meet The Team

All of our staff are fully qualified and dedicated to your recovery so you can feel safe in our care during your stay.

  • John Gillen

    John Gillen

    Director

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    John Gillen

    John Gillen

    Director

    European Pioneer of NAD+ Therapy

    John has travelled extensively around the world, culminating in 19 years’ experience looking at different models. He is the European pioneer of NAD+ (Nicotinamide Adenine Dinucleotide) treatment to Europe in 2010; and recently back from the USA bringing state of the art Virtual Reality Relapse Prevention and stress reduction therapy. His passion extends to other metabolic disturbances and neurodegenerative diseases. The journey continues. In recent times, John has travelled to Russia to study and research into a new therapy photobiomudulation or systemic laser therapy working with NAD+ scientists and the very best of the medical professionals in the UK and the USA, together with Nadcell, Bionad Hospitals own select Doctors, nurses, dieticians and therapists. Johns’ passion continues to endeavour to bring to the UK and Europe new developments with NAD+ Therapy in preventive and restorative medicine and Wellness. In 2017 John Gillen was made a visiting Professor at the John Naisbitt university in Belgrade Serbia.

  • Dr Alexander Lapa Psychiatrist

    Alexander Lapa

    Psychiatrist

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    Dr Alexander Lapa Psychiatrist

    Alexander Lapa

    Psychiatrist

    MBBS, PG Dip Clin Ed, OA Dip CBT, OA Dip Psychology, SCOPE Certified

    Dr Lapa graduated in Medicine in 2000 and since this time has accrued much experience working in the widest range of psychiatric settings with differing illness presentations and backgrounds in inpatient, community and secure settings. This has been aligned to continuation of professional development at postgraduate level in clinical research which has been very closely related to the everyday clinical practice conducted by this practitioner as a NHS and Private Psychiatrist. He is fully indemnified by the Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland (MDDUS) and MIAB Expert Insurance for Psychiatric and Private Medical practice. He is fully registered with the General Medical Council (GMC) in the UK with a licence to practice

    Dr Lapa is approved under Section 12(2) of the Mental Health Act (1983)

    Member of Independent Doctors Federation (IDF), British Association for Psychopharmacology (BMA) and The Association for the Study of Obesity (ASO)

    Dr Lapa’s extensive experience has also concentrated itself on the following areas of clinical practice:
    - Assessment, Diagnosis and Pharmacological Treatment for Adults with ADHD.
    - Drug and Alcohol Dependency and maintaining abstinence and continued recovery
    - Intravenous and Intramuscular Vitamin and Mineral Infusion Therapy
    - Dietary and Weight Management and through care from assessment to treatment to end goals and maintenance
    - Aesthetic Practice and Procedures

  • Madissar-Iqbal-Operations-Manager

    Madissar Iqbal

    Operations Manager

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    Madissar-Iqbal-Operations-Manager

    Madissar Iqbal

    Operations Manager

    Madissar has a wealth of experience in a managerial position within substance misuse for over 20 years, working with offending behaviour and criminal justice. Madissar began his career as a prison officer in 2000 and progressed further in the substance misuse field within the prison settings delivering various short duration programmes and linking prisoners to community-based treatment providers before their release.

    In 2006 Madissar successfully managed to set up the Drug Intervention Programme within Bedfordshire. This later transpired to successfully securing a service manager role and developing the Drug Rehabilitation Requirement Order. Madissar successfully secured various managerial positions within the substance misuse field with joint partnership working with Integrated Offender Management and police in reducing drug-related offending behaviour. Madissar gained extensive experience and expertise working for several organisations, such as Adapt, Rapt, Addaction, Westminster Drug Project, Hertfordshire Couty Council, NHS and Next Step Support. Madissar holds a diploma in level 5 Leadership and Management and has extensive experience in the senior managerial role.

    Madissar passion lies in supporting services to achieve their goals and objectives. In the last two years, Madissar progressed further in mental health as a senior managerial role, overseeing residential rehabilitation and supporting living accommodations with adults (18+) with a range of diverse complex needs.

  • Scott Watson Chef at Nova Recovery Scotland

    Scott Watson

    Chef

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    Scott Watson Chef at Nova Recovery Scotland

    Scott Watson

    Chef

    Hi, I'm Scott Watson and I am a qualified Chef at Nova Recovery Private Hospital

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