A new ward was opened in Arnold yesterday which will help mental health patients be treated closer to home.
Nottinghamshire Healthcare officially unveiled the 16 bedded ward which will be used by male adults requiring inpatient mental health treatment.
The beds have been subcontracted to the Trust from Priory Healthcare, in a two year-deal
This will ensure that patients can receive inpatient care locally, supported by our community services.
Newstead Ward at the Calverton Hill facility will start admitting patients from today (May 1).
Calverton Hill, in Arnold, is a medium secure unit for adults with mental illness or personality disorders. The Trust also manages Bestwood Ward at the facility which is a ward for female patients.
Dr John Brewin, Chief Executive at Nottinghamshire Healthcare said: “The demand for adult mental health beds has continued to increase since we opened Bestwood Ward at the Calverton Hill facility in 2017 and we wanted to continue to be able to provide more care for people closer to home. This new ward provides an opportunity for us to do that and will ultimately benefit patients and their families.
Gair Stott, Chief Operating Officer, Priory Healthcare 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.”