Open Day for Mental Health Services

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Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust (RDaSH) will hold an open day on Tuesday 30 August to mark the completion of the first phase of a £1.4m project to modernise mental health services in North Lincolnshire.

Guests will be invited to the Trust’s Great Oaks mental health facility in Ashby High Street, Scunthorpe, to view the newly remodelled and refurbished adult acute inpatient ward before staff and patients transfer there during September.

The accommodation has been transformed to provide 16 acute admission beds, two high intensity care beds and one vulnerable person’s suite.

The modernisation project aims to bring high quality, state-of-the-art accommodation to mental health service users in North Lincolnshire to promote their mental wellbeing and play an essential part in their recovery.

Gary Millard, assistant director for adult inpatient mental health services at RDaSH, said: “This marks a key milestone in the modernisation programme that will see mental health services remodelled to ensure patients receive high quality care in facilities that are fully fit for purpose.”

The modernisation plans will also see older people’s mental health services (patients who are aged over 65) move from Scunthorpe General Hospital to Great Oaks later this year, where traditional dormitory-style accommodation will be replaced with single en-suite rooms, offering improved privacy and dignity. This transfer will enhance care and treatment, meeting wider national health care priorities such as eliminating mixed sex accommodation and the National Dementia Strategy.