Providing adolescent mental healthcare closer to home
Eileen Bray, Clinical Services Coordinator, NHS Ayrshire and Arran. & Lianne Knotts, Director and Senior Architect, Medical Architecture.
NHS National has commissioned a National Secure Adolescent Inpatient Service (NSAIS) for young people aged 12 – 18, with complex mental health needs. Currently, this level of support can only be provided in England, meaning that young people are transferred from Scotland to appropriate units away from their families and support networks.
This case study will present the design and clinical aspects of the new building for NHS Ayrshire and Arran, which will provide a 12 bedded secure facility for adolescents detained under mental health legislation to support their treatment. The facility is being designed by Medical Architecture with Kier Construction as Principal Supply Chain Partner under Frameworks Scotland 2.
Design choices to help people with dementia access the ‘Room Outside
Annie Pollock, Associate Consultant, Architect & Landscape Architect – Dementia Centre, HammondCare & Ricky Pollock, Associate Consultant Architect, Dementia Centre, HammondCare.
Design can help or hinder people with dementia. Given the number of recent studies that show how vital it is to get fresh air, sunshine, activities and social contact to promote health in older age, it important to understand that by good design, you can help this happen. A knowledge of the right products to use is vital too, as these are part of the equation in enabling older people and those with dementia, who may have several disabilities.