New Ward to Offer Improved Hospital Care in Walsall – 25/01/13

Ambleside Ward Opening A new hospital ward offering improved mental health care for the people of Walsall has been officially opened by the Mayor of Walsall at Dorothy Pattison Hospital.

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust have invested in the redesigned Ambleside Ward to offer service users a more comfortable and safe environment.

The main benefits of the new ward are a ground floor location, with better access for service users, carers, staff and visitors, offering better access to all hospital facilities and therapeutic services.

A private garden area will be available and much more accessible providing service users with excellent access to the outdoors to enhance their experience and support their recovery.

The new ward – opened on 14th January by Councillor Dennis Anson, Mayor of Walsall – also has improved larger clinic and treatment rooms to aid comfort and efficiency during medication administration and clinical procedures.

The new layout of the ward makes much better use of space, offering increased comfort for service users and supports staff to provide the very best care possible.

The newly redesigned Ambleside Ward at Dorothy Pattison Hospital is a female only ward, offering personalised and recovery focussed inpatient care and treatment.

Glyn Shaw, Chairman of Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, said: “This new modern facility will make a significant difference to our ability to treat patients and demonstrates our intention to keep improving the mental health services that we provide for the people of Dudley and Walsall. A lot of hard work and planning has gone into getting the ward ready and it’s great to see so many people here to celebrate such an achievement.”