Trust opens new ward for mental health patients

Trust opens new ward for mental health patients

Today Nottinghamshire Healthcare officially opened a 16 bedded ward for male adult mental health patients to ensure they can be treated closer to home.

The beds have been subcontracted to the Trust from Priory Healthcare, in a two year-deal and will be used by male adults requiring inpatient mental health treatment. This will ensure that patients can receive inpatient care locally, supported by our community services.

Having further acute beds in Nottinghamshire will also allow families, friends and carers to have easier access when visiting their loved ones, ensuring their participation in their care and recovery.

Newstead Ward at the Calverton Hill facility will start admitting patients from tomorrow (1 May) and the official opening was held today. 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.

Newstead Ward has been refurbished to create a normal acute ward suitable for our 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.

“We are delighted to continue to work with Priory Healthcare by opening another ward for adult mental health patients and look forward to building on our successful partnership.”

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.”



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Notes to the editor:

Nottinghamshire Healthcare is positive about providing integrated healthcare services, including mental health, learning disability and physical health services. Over 9000 dedicated staff provide these services in a variety of settings, ranging from the community through to acute wards, as well as secure settings. The Trust manages two medium secure units, Arnold Lodge in Leicester and Wathwood Hospital in Rotherham, and the high secure Rampton Hospital near Retford.  It also provides healthcare in prisons across the East Midlands. Its budget for 2019/20 is £465m.

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About Priory and MEDIAN

Priory is the UK’s leading independent provider of mental health services. We treat more than 70 conditions, including depression, anxiety, addictions and eating disorders, as well as children’s mental health, across our nationwide network of sites. We also support autistic adults and adults with a learning disability, Prader-Willi Syndrome and brain injuries, as well as older people, within our specialist residential care and supported living facilities – helping as many people as possible to live their lives.

Priory is part of the MEDIAN Group, one of Europe’s leading providers of high quality mental health and rehabilitation services. The MEDIAN Group comprises 290 facilities with 5,000 beds caring for 28,000 people in the UK, 120 facilities with 20,000 beds caring for around 250,000 patients in Germany, and 15 facilities with 2,000 beds caring for 13,000 people in Spain, with more than 29,000 employees overall.

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