Facilities At The HarbourThe hospital is designed with a concourse/street of which there are a range of public facilities and non-clinical and clinical areas. This section details the public and nonclinical areas at or leading from the main entrance. A list of these is as follows:
ShopAlso run by the Richmond Fellowship and providing a newsagent function including sale of, magazines, toiletries, snacks and personal care goods, etc., typical of a small hospital shop. The shop will not sell any ‘over the counter’ medications (eg paracetamol or cough linctus) or tobacco products (including E cigarettes).
Patient Affairs /General OfficeThis area deals with administrative aspects of service user affairs including storage of cash and valuables. At specific times during the day service users can access their cash and the hospital’s petty cash service will be provided. There is a facility for 'out of hours' depositing of service user cash and valuables. Service user and petty cash monies for all clinical/departmental areas are centralised and managed by this office within the building in accordance with Trust Standing Financial Instructions, and supporting procedures.
This space is large and adaptable enough for groups of service users /staff and others to be able to use it in a flexible way, either for a range of functions e.g.
- Meditation I relaxation classes
- 5 aside Football, Basketball & Badminton
- Staff training i.e. MOVA
- Fund raising events and small fayres.
Adjacent to the Multi-Use Room/Sports Hall will be a fitness suite. Access to general health facilities is recognised as being difficult for people with severe mental illness. The introduction of some medication has resulted in excessive weight gain in some service users. It is therefore an important part of their treatment programme that this is managed to prevent any deterioration in the physical wellbeing of service users. The benefits of exercise are recognised. Programmes of exercise will be facilitated by trained health and leisure co-ordinators/teachers or trainers who may be in-house specialist staff, or visiting therapists.
This room will be open to allow free access to those who require it. This means that service users who have been risk assessed as being able to be in the hospital ‘street’ can use the facility as required. With appropriate facilities (including ablutions area) this room will be used for contemplation/prayer as required and will be accessible to all service users/staff and visitors regardless of faith. A Qibla indicator identifies the direction of prayer for specific faiths.
Family Visiting Facilities
Two family visiting rooms suitable for children are available close to main reception which staff can book via reception. Children visiting will take place on a pre-arranged basis as per Trust policy. Both rooms are bright, have toys available for smaller children, are furnished with comfortable seating and have an area where visitors and service users can make hot and cold drinks.