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New ward opened for mental health patients

The Trust has officially opened a 16 bedded ward for adult mental health patients to ensure they can be treated closer to home. 

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.

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. 

The Trust took control of Bestwood Ward at the Calverton Hill facility on 1 August and the official opening was held this week, on 8 September. Calverton Hill, in Arnold, is a medium secure unit for adults with mental illness or personality disorders.

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

Ruth Hawkins, Chief Executive, 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. 

“We are delighted to be working with Priory Healthcare and Partnerships in Care on this and look forward to a successful partnership.”

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.”

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