As part of our investment programme to create modern hospitals to assess and treat people with mental health problems, drug and alcohol problems and learning disabilities we are proposing to redevelop our current hospital at Farnham Road Hospital in Guildford. This will enable us to provide more personalised care in a respectful environment which aids recovery.
The new hospital will create a supportive environment where people feel safe and have privacy with single bedrooms, therapy spaces, safe gardens and recreation areas. We will develop flexible hospital space to meet the future needs of the communities we serve to the latest environmental standards.
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The hospital has been designed to make public and therapeutic areas easily accessible with lounges and day spaces at the entrance to the wards followed by more private bedroom space. It will include:
We want to improve our hospitals and the way we provide our hospital services. Our plan is to:
We are also investing in better buildings for some of the other teams that support hospital services such as the Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Teams. These teams see people in their own homes and work closely with people when they are in hospital to prepare them for returning home.
We anticipate that the new hospitals will be open in the next three to five years.
We will ensure that all individuals have their own bedroom and bathroom and that there will be single sex areas on each ward
We will provide a wide range of therapy facilities and give everyone easy access to safe outdoor space
We will create clean and hygienic hospitals that will be designed for, and with, people who use our services. They will be more energy efficient and cost less to maintain
We want to offer hospital services on fewer sites. This will not mean fewer services but it will ensure there are proper levels of staff support and a wide range of therapy services at each site
We will ensure we focus on meeting the specific needs of individuals. Older people with mental health problems such as depression and psychosis will be treated on different wants from older people with problems such as dementia
We will provide different services for people who need shorter term assessment and treatment and those who have longer term recovery needs
There will be a greater focus on recovery with a wide range of therapies and Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Teams at each hospital