The State Hospital has 140 high-secure beds for male patients (12 specifically for patients with a learning disability), requiring specialist care that matches individual needs, in conditions of maximum security. It is unique because it has the dual responsibility of caring for very ill, detained patients under mental health law and other related legislation whilst protecting them, the public and staff from harm. It is a national resource for Scotland and Northern Ireland. The Hospital aims to rehabilitate patients ensuring safe transfer to appropriate lower levels of security, and hosts the Forensic Mental Health Services Managed Care Network.