The Elgar Ward 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Through the removal of outdated shared sleeping quarters, the new facility offers patients increased safety and privacy.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 for the Elgar Ward. The individual bedrooms have been designed to create a domestic, homely space where patients can rest with increased privacy.

The second phase of the project is due for completion in late 2023. Both phases are designed to meet the BREEAM ‘Very Good’ sustainability standard, demonstrating environmental best practise in healthcare delivery.

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