We are inviting local people to have their say on proposals to create a new Recovery and Resilience Hub at the Radbourne Unit in Derby to improve the support available to adults recovering from an acute phase of mental health distress.
An informal public consultation is taking place from 1 September to 24 October 2014 so that people can give their views about the Hub, which would support adults in Derby and South Derbyshire by bringing a new recovery-focused approach to care. The creation of the Hub would involve co-locating three of the Trust’s existing mental health services:
- The inpatient hospital unit with beds – already based at the Radbourne Unit, next to Royal Derby Hospital
- The crisis resolution home treatment (CRHT) service – also already based at the Radbourne Unit – which supports people at home, either to prevent inpatient hospital admission or to support those recently discharged from inpatient care
- The day hospital – currently based at London Road Community Hospital – which provides an alternative to inpatient care and, in collaboration with the CRHT service, a ‘step-down’ option for those being discharged from the inpatient unit. The day hospital service would relocate to the Radbourne Unit under the proposals.
The relocation of the day hospital service to the Radbourne Unit to be part of the Hub would mean that all the Trust’s urgent mental health services for Derby and South Derbyshire would be located under one roof, providing seamless, intensive and expert support for patients. It is envisaged that bringing together these three services would therefore provide easy-to-access support to enable more individuals to rebuild their lives and to live independently, with support, in their own homes. There would be more treatment options available, including recovery education and one-to-one support, and these would be available in the evenings and weekends – instead of just in the daytime from Monday to Friday, as at present. Patients would also benefit from the expertise and skills of having more of the Trust’s staff in one place, while those coming for the day hospital service would be able to take advantage of the Radbourne Unit’s modern facilities, such as its gym.
View the full consultation document