We were recently delighted to have been awarded £4.3million from Government to continue the renovation of our Parkview Clinic to allow all of our inpatient wards to have full single-room accommodation.
This fantastic news comes after the completion of Phase One of these works, which saw our Ashfield Unit fully reconfigured into an eight room ward, with each having its own en-suite facilities.
This new investment will allow for the complete removal of dormitories across the site. Alex Borg, Director of Mental Health Services, said the eradication of dorms in our inpatient clinic will make a huge difference for patient care. He added: “It’s important our patients receive the best care from us. Replacing dormitories with single en-suite rooms is a positive step towards the much-needed upgrading of the wards at our Parkview Clinic and means we will finally have an environment that matches the excellent care provided by our clinicians.
“Every young person receiving treatment with us deserves to be treated with dignity, respect and privacy, in an appropriate setting. Not only will making all of our wards into new single rooms improve the individual care we can offer young people, it will also provide a better environment for our hard-working colleagues too.”
In addition, there’s been more positive news after it was confirmed our community mental health services will benefit from £1.6million through the Long Term Plan.
This will be used to recruit more than 50 additional staff with significant investments in our Early Intervention in Psychosis services, Urgent Care with the introduction of a psychologist role to support that team and further investment in our core teams.