ALL mental health wards in Herefordshire and Worcestershire will have individual rooms with en-suites for each patient, after national funding was secured to eliminate remaining mixed sex dormitories.
Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust, which is responsible for mental health services across both Herefordshire and Worcestershire, provides inpatient accommodation at a number of sites.
Most of the accommodation has private, en-suite rooms for patients with the exception of Holt Ward and Athelon Ward which are at the Elgar Unit in Worcester and the Stonebow Unit in Hereford.
The Trust runs the Princess of Wales Community Hospital in Bromsgrove and Malvern Community, along with others.
It has now been confirmed that the Trust has secured investment to eliminate the final few dormitories in those units, replacing them with modern, individual private rooms.
The works will cost £26million and is part of national £400m programme. Work is due to start this year with a phased completion over the next two to three years.