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Cygnet Hospital Bury opens new acute service for men

Dr Tony Romero and Cygnet Hospital Bury, Victor Takadiwa outside White House

Cygnet Hospital Bury have today opened White House, their new purpose built 18-bed acute mental health service for men.

The service will provide a safe and stabilising environment for men who are experiencing an acute episode of mental illness and require an emergency admission.

The aim of the service will be to assess and treat service users in the least restrictive environment, while planning for their return to independent life in the community. Service users will be supported to manage their mental health, reinforce daily living skills and prepare for independent life back in the community.

The White House team will work closely and collaboratively with service users, their families and referrers to provide a seamless pathway from referral to discharge. The recovery focused approach will be supported by a comprehensive multi-disciplinary team, contributing to shorter lengths of stay.

Dr Tony Romero with some of the White House team

Dr Tony Romero, CEO of Cygnet Health Care, said, “I am proud to see the opening of this purpose-built hospital that will offer comfort to those we look after and provide our staff with brand new facilities to deliver high quality care.

“At Cygnet we are committed to offering specialist services that meet individual needs. When we design our new services we take account of service user experience and feedback so that we can offer the best surroundings to support people on their recovery journey.

“Bury White House will provide much-needed care for the rising number of people in need of mental health support and we remain committed to working in partnership with the NHS and other local agencies to help meet that need through the provision of person-centred care.”

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