"Hollins Park: a hospital or a headquarters?"
About: North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Warrington WA2 8WA
Posted by Simba (as ),
Hollins Park was built to replace Winwick Hospital for the service users of Warrington. As Warrington Community Health Care Trust it was a pleasant, peaceful place where patients would recover from their mental disorder in comparative tranquilty. Not so now.
Since becoming one of the 5 Borough Partnership sites it has continued to lose out to other boroughs. More and more space is being taken over by administrators and trainers.
Now it is the little hospital shop that is under the axe. A small space with only one staff member, but it means so much more than this to the inpatients. It is thought that what has been provided by the little shop can be re-created within the Restaurant. This is not so, gone will be the chat with the same regular person, who has time to listen. Gone the discretion need when wishing to buy personal items.
The general good feeling of individual attention will be lost to inpatients. This should not be necessary and patients should have been consulted regarding this before decisions made. One person providing a service from such a small space could not be such a drain on resources to the trust.