"Foxton Ward Arnold Lodge"

About: Arnold Lodge Regional Secure Unit

(as a volunteer/advocate),

The following are comments made by patients on the newly opened Foxton Ward

"It's great, clean, light, a great space, good furniture and very comfortable. The only complaint is the observation windows on the doors let in too much light"

"Good"

"I like the showers, theres more room in them. The ward is airier and much more space"

"Good, I feel a lot happier being here"

"I like the courtyard, it's nice to be able to get fresh air. The shower rooms are good, there's plenty of space. "

"It's better"

"The rooms are really nice, showers are hotter and stay on longer. Beds are higher off the ground so I get a better sleep. "

"It's alright, it's fine, I love the pool table. "

"It's awesome"

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Responses

Response from Jennie Palmer-Vines, Therapy Services Manager & Involvement Lead, Arnold Lodge, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS trust

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Hi All

Thank you for the really positive comments about the newly refurbished Foxton Ward. This scheme has been a long time in the planning and the whole of the Management Team would like to thank you for your patience during the building work.

As you know there is still work to do which will enhance the ward environment even further. In the meantime, it is great to hear that you like what we have done with the ‘old place’.

It is great to hear that you like the extra space created as well as the light that we have tried to bring into the ward area. It is also good to hear that you like the furniture and hope that you will get hours of enjoyment out of the pool table.

Regarding the observation windows on the bedroom doors I will ask the Ward Manager, to discuss it with you to see if there are any solutions to the problem.

Thank you again for taking the time to meet with the Advocate, to pass on your comments about the new ward.

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Response from Jennie Palmer-Vines, Therapy Services Manager & Involvement Lead, Arnold Lodge, Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS trust We have made a change

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Regarding the observation windows on the bedroom doors, the Ward Manager is arranging for window blinds to be fitted.

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