The Elgar Unit is part of a £400m, UK-wide scheme, to eliminate dormitories in mental health and is the first new phase of an £11m scheme for Herefordshire and Worcestershire NHS trust.

Through the removal of outdated shared sleeping quarters, the new facility offers patients increased safety and privacy. Patients will have access to a new courtyard, living and kitchen areas. This will provide a therapeutic environment that enables personalised care, allowing staff to support patient’s privacy and dignity during their stay.

“The creation of private ensuite bedrooms will offer much-improved privacy for our patients which, in turn, will support them to reach their recovery goals quicker, helping to reduce their length of stay in hospital.” – Naomi Morgan, Acute operational lead

Working alongside Pinnegar Haward Design and Speller Metcalfe, Hygenius provided the full FF&E package for the 30 new ensuite bedrooms, living and kitchen areas and reception areas.

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