THE WARDS at Bromsgrove’s New Haven mental health unit have been renamed, thanks to the help of patients, carers, volunteers and staff.
The staff at New Haven, who were winners of the Team of the Year award at the Trust’s annual Staff Recognition ceremony, have been working with patients, families and staff to rename its two wards.
Suggestions for the two wards were invited and a shortlist agreed with the final names now confirmed as Meadow Ward and Woodland Ward. While one ward is for those with dementia, the other is for adults who have other serious mental health illnesses such as depression.
The Unit, which is based at the site of the Princess of Wales Community Hospital, was built in 2013. It covers the whole county and supports people who cannot at that point be looked after at home.
Natasha Lord, clinical lead at New Haven said: “We are really pleased with the new names for our wards at New Haven and it has been enjoyable working so closely with patients, carers and staff to reach the final decision.
“We are trying to create a real home from home environment inspired by nature and the outdoors which looks and feels very different from traditional wards and units. It is great we have two ward names which reflect the overall atmosphere we’re trying to create.”
Visit: www.hacw.nhs.uk/our-services/new-haven for more information about the unit.