"Grand Opening of Cherry Ward Highbury Hospital 22nd July 2013"

About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Mental Health Services for Older People – Inpatient

(as a staff member posting for a patient/service user),

Posted on behalf of Cherry Ward patients at the open day at Highbury Hospital. The ward moved recently from The Queens Medical Centre.

The opening was a chance for staff and public to look round the new wards.

The Involvement Team gathered feedback from patients and asked them what they thought.

Here is what they said:

'The ward is lovely, trees, pictures, lighting, fresh and clean, nice atmosphere and not overcrowded. '

'Staff are very good and have time for you and don't look down on you. '

'Activities are good to keep you occupied. '

'We watched Wimbledon, really enjoyed it! '

'Everything runs smoothly and staff are 'onto it' if there is a problem'.

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Response from Amy Gaskin-Williams, Service User and Carer Involvement and Experience Manager, Involvement Team, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

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We're really pleased to hear that the open day at Highbury Hospital went so well, and that the feedback gathered from patients was so positive.

It's great to hear that the patients who have dealt with the disruption of the moving to Highbury from QMC think highly of their new environment and that staff are continuing to do a fantastic job.

Thanks so much,


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