A new ward has opened in Arnold this week which will help reduce the number of mental health patients sent out of the area for treatment.
Nottinghamshire Healthcare have set up the new 16-bed ward at Calverton Hill to allow families, friends and carers to have easier access when visiting their loved ones, ensuring their participation in their care and recovery.
The Trust took control of Bestwood Ward at the Calverton Hill facility on August 1 and the official opening was held this week after refurbishment work was completed.
Calverton Hill, in Arnold, is a medium secure unit for adults with mental illness or personality disorders.
The beds have been subcontracted to the Trust from Priory Healthcare and Partnerships in Care, in a two year-deal and will be used by adults requiring inpatient mental health treatment. This new partnership will ensure that more patients can receive inpatient care locally, supported by our community services.
Ruth Hawkins, Chief Executive at Nottinghamshire Healthcare said: “The demand for adult mental health beds has been increasing and we wanted to be able to provide more care for people closer to home. This new ward provides an opportunity for us to do that, ultimately benefitting patients and their families.
Dr Sylvia Tang, CEO of Priory Healthcare and Partnerships in Care, said: “As a leading provider of behavioural mental healthcare, we are very pleased to be working alongside Nottinghamshire Healthcare in helping provide this important facility for the local community.
“It makes absolute sense that patients are treated near to their homes and their loved ones, and, where we can work with forward-looking Trusts like Nottinghamshire Healthcare to achieve this, we are delighted to do so.”