The Trust has officially opened its newly refurbished Parkside Day Unit based at Lings Bar Hospital in Gamston, which provides services for older people of any age with a dementia diagnosis or other mental health needs, at a special event held today.
Service users and carers joined staff at the event to celebrate the official opening and have an opportunity to view the refurbished facility, find out more about the services provided and the range of individual and group therapies available.
Parkside Day Unit offers services to older people in the City and South of the County and is now the Trust’s main Mental Health Services for Older People Day Services hub; a smaller day services unit is based at Hazelwood House, Highbury Hospital in Bulwell. The Unit is now open five days a week, having increased its opening hours from three days a week, and is able to offer more therapy options.
The Unit was refurbished to accommodate this, with four rooms created from the one existing large room, an outdoor courtyard space and main waiting area. The additional space has meant an increase in the range of therapy sessions now available, including Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST), Maintenance CST, Living Well with Dementia Group, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and a Recovery Group.
Ruth Hawkins, Chief Executive of Nottinghamshire Healthcare, said: “We are delighted to officially open Parkside Day Unit, which provides a broad range of therapies for people with a dementia diagnosis. The Unit has undergone a huge transformation to improve facilities for our service users and this has resulted in a fantastic, modern, bright and welcoming facility of which we are very proud.”
The Day Unit is based within Lings Bar Hospital but has its own facilities and is open Monday to Friday from 8.00am – 4.00pm. A range of multi-disciplinary staff deliver services and referrals can be made via a GP or other healthcare professional. For more information contact Paul Carruthers, Day Services Manager, on 0115 883 7477.