Men­tal health pa­tients moved

Argyllshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

PA­TIENTS were due to be moved ear­lier this week af­ter a build­ing re­fur­bish­ment pro­gramme to re­lo­cate in­pa­tient men­tal health ser­vices, on an in­terim ba­sis, from Ar­gyll and Bute Hos­pi­tal to Mid Ar­gyll Com­mu­nity Hos­pi­tal.

Don­ald Watt, in­terim lo­cal­ity man­ager for Mid Ar­gyll, Kin­tyre and Is­lay, said: ‘Over the last few months Ar­gyll and Bute Health and So­cial Care Part­ner­ship has been car­ry­ing out build­ing re­fur­bish­ment works in the lower ground floor of Mid Ar­gyll Hos­pi­tal to re­lo­cate in­pa­tient men­tal health ser­vices from Ar­gyll and Bute Hos­pi­tal.’ Mr Watt con­firmed pa­tients were due to be trans­ferred to the new lo­ca­tion on Wed­nes­day July 26.


He added: ‘This move will al­low us to pro­vide in­pa­tient men­tal health ser­vices in an en­vi­ron­ment that not only meets the needs of pa­tients and staff but which is housed in a fa­cil­ity that has been spe­cially adapted for this pur­pose.

‘We will also be op­er­at­ing an en­hanced care en­vi­ron­ment within the ward to al­low pa­tients, who re­quire higher lev­els of ob­ser­va­tion and a qui­eter en­vi­ron­ment, to be cared for lo­cally.’

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