Mental health has everything to do with how we as individuals think, feel and behave. The more positive we think, the more balanced a lifestyle we maintain and the better we feel and function overall.
Out of date mental health facilities at Basildon hospital will be upgraded, thanks to £400 million of government funding.
Dormitories will be replaced with single en-suite rooms.
It is hoped this will help to reduce the duration of patients’ stays, as well as improving infection control.Health Secretary and West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock said it will improve safety and give patients the “dignity they deserve.”
“Mental health staff have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to keep mental health services open 24/7 so that those most in need can continue to get vital support”, Matt Hancock said.
“Not only will the new single rooms improve the individual care we can offer patients, they will provide a better environment for our hardworking staff too.”
The government says £400 million of funding will be committed across the country over the