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Improving patient care and treatment

The new Rowanbank Clinic will significantly improve the range of mental health services available. It will provide specialist treatment and support in modern, purpose-built accommodation designed to meet the specific needs of patients and staff.

Rowanbank Clinic will provide specialist care and treatment to help patients recover from their mental illness. Staff will work with patients to ensure they are equipped with the practical skills they will need to cope when they eventually return to live in the community. Patients being treated at Rowanbank Clinic will undergo a gradual process of rehabilitation, normally carried out over several years and will spend the vast majority of this time inside the Clinic. If they do require to leave the Clinic for any reason they will normally be accompanied by a trained member of staff. When patients have made significant progress in their recovery and are well enough to spend time outside hospital they will be transferred to a low secure mental health facility in their local health board area where they will continue to receive treatment until they are well enough to return to live in the community.