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Recovery-centred care at Wellesley House

Recovery-centred care at Wellesley House

A new low secure mental healthcare facility just outside Wellington near Taunton is now complete, say the architects, P+HS, who have been working closely with developer, Montpelier Estates, to deliver Wellesley Hospital, which will provide ‘high quality, recovery-centred care’ for a range of users.

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Three sites,one vision for children

Three sites,one vision for children

Barbara Miszkiel, a senior principal leading Specialty Healthcare in the Toronto office of Stantec, explains how the creativity and skills of the architectural practice and the wider design team were put to excellent use in the design of three new facilities for children with physical and development disabilities, communication disorders, and autism, created for Ontario’s ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development.

From ‘institutional’ to welcoming and therapeutic

From ‘institutional’ to welcoming and therapeutic

In the opening keynote at May’s Design in Mental Health 2016 conference, Tom Cahill, CEO of the Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT), explained how, over the past 3-5 years, the Trust had put an ever-stronger focus on the quality of its buildings – wherever possible ‘de-institutionalising’ them – to improve the care and recovery environment, and centralised its services into fewer, purpose designed facilities. The Network’s editor, Jonathan Baillie, reports.

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