Stobhill ACH has opened doors to its brand new acute mental health wards.
The £10.7m purpose built wards, represent the latest in clinical thinking and design and mark the future of inpatient care in mental health facilities.
The two wards – Elgin and Appin – have space for up to 40 inpatients, with Elgin dedicated to adult acute mental health inpatient care and Appin focusing on older adults with functional mental health issues.
The new facilities offer light, airy and welcoming spaces for patients, their families and staff. A key highlight is the internal garden courtyard landscaped with flowers and herbs which provides a peaceful space for contemplation and visiting.
Each patient will have also an individual room, complete with wifi and access to iPads and laptops so they can keep in touch with loved ones and take part in virtual visiting during the pandemic.
The rooms will complement flexible communal spaces alongside dedicated multi-disciplinary rooms to enable specialist teams to work collaboratively with patients and families on their treatment and recovery.
Commenting, Janice Naven, Inpatient services manager for Stobhill Mental Health Services, said: “We’re thrilled to open the doors of the new wards to patients. The modern, well thought out design has created a really positive environment for mental health patients and will play an important role in facilitating their treatment and recovery.
“Furthermore, the wards mean more patients are able to receive a range of therapeutic interventions which are planned, co-ordinated and provided from a multidisciplinary and patient perspective with a key focus on rehabilitation, discharge and recovery.”
The new facilities were delivered through a partnership between hub West Scotland, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) and Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP). The project architect was Keppie Design and construction was undertaken by BAM Construction.