Mental Health Facility Woodland View Opens Its Doors
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
The brand new, £46million adult acute mental health and community facility Woodland View is now open in Ayrshire, Scotland. The 206-bed hospital, designed by IBI Group and constructed by Balfour Beatty, is focused on delivering inpatient and outpatient mental health services for adults, including: rehabilitation, continuing care, addictions, forensics, intensive psychiatric care and dementia care for the elderly.
“The hospital’s design works in harmony with NHS Ayrshire & Arran’s model of care,” said Emma White, IBI Group Project Director. “The non-institutional design supports the service user journey to recovery; building confidence, offering choice and paving the way for their transition home and into the community.”
Planned around service user and staff wellbeing the building is safe, spacious and sustainable. Full of natural light, the design promotes excellent observation inside and out, offers gender flexible wards that maintain privacy and dignity, and encompasses landscaped gardens to promote exercise, rehabilitation and recovery.
John Scott, Programme Director for Woodland View noted, “Woodland View is a tremendous facility for the people of Ayrshire. Not only does it provide state-of-the-art surroundings for patients, staff and service-users, it also offers a place for the local community to enjoy. The facility will provide a safe and caring environment for generations to come.”
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