Independent Practitioner Today – 1st October 2016 – Nightingale Ups Capacity

A 20% rise in demand for services over the past five years has led to the opening of a new ward at Nightingale Hospital, London, bringing its capacity to 73 beds. Recent reports suggest one in four adults in England have been diagnosed with a mental health condition.

The new ward features 14 contemporary en-suite bathrooms, occupational therapy spaces, three group therapy rooms and large, open-plan communal areas and a kitchen.

A carefully selected colour scheme has been chosen to create an atmosphere which the hospital says supports recovery and aids well-being.

The ward will initially best serve general psychiatry patients, who will be offered tailor-made treatment programmes including individual and group therapy sessions.

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