The new unit at the University Hospital Llandough will bring together services already on site with those currently at Whitchurch Hospital in Cardiff. It will aim to deliver improved specialist mental health support and physical healthcare. Cardiff and Vale University Health Board received a grant from the Welsh government to pay for the unit. Health Minister Mark Drakeford said: “This new unit will give patients who access mental health services a sense of dignity and safety and I am pleased the Welsh government funding has made it possible.” The unit will bring together all general adult mental health inpatient services and specialist services for clients requiring low-level secure, addiction, neuropsychiatry, intensive care and supportive recovery services along with associated therapy and support services. It will have single bedrooms with ensuite facilities and flexible ward design, including access to single-sex sitting rooms and bedroom areas, garden areas and therapeutic space.
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Mental health, guns are difficult issues
And reducing the number of patients who seek emergency care also has to be a high priority. Hector Colon, head of the county’s Health and Human Services, told us Tuesday the county’s initiatives include partnering with hospitals, the Medical College of Wisconsin and other agencies to improve case management and other services and to bring in more money for services. He also said the county was reducing the number of beds but not yet shutting any facility; no patients will be left out in the cold. And he called the investment the county was making “unprecedented.” As to security at the complex, that, too, will see improvement, not least through the addition of 45 security cameras, said Brendan Conway of Abele’s staff.
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Chris Abele putting mental health care on right path
As long as these two facts remain, the massacres will continue. Mark L. Reese Jr., Springfield Charles Krauthammer deftly pierced the scab of a long-standing social wound [ The real Navy Yard scandal , op-ed, Sept. 20]. Peel away the rhetoric and horror, and youre left with the reality that Aaron Alexis needed help and didnt get it.
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