A new mental health service for women has officially opened in East Bridgford, Rushcliffe.
Cygnet Maple House, run by Cygnet Health Care, is a highly specialised service for women with personality disorders and mental health needs. It will provide assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for women in a therapeutic setting.
The hospital was officially opened in a ribbon-cutting ceremony by Cllr Debbie Mason, the Mayor of Rushcliffe.
The day saw staff, commissioners and members of the local community come together to celebrate and everybody was given a tour of the facilities.
She said: “I’ve been so impressed with what I’ve seen. The decor, the relaxing rooms, the bedrooms, the colours, the flowers. It doesn’t feel at all like a hospital, it feels like a pleasant home.”
Ricky Holland, Cygnet Health Care Operations Director, added: “I was recently asked what I’m most pleased with in relation to Cygnet Maple House and it has to be how the setting will help service users on their journey of recovery. The interior is so well thought out and the grounds are beautiful.
“It was great to welcome the Mayor of Rushcliffe to officially open this service and we were really pleased that a number of neighbours took the time to walk round the service.”
The aim of the service will be to provide each person with the most supportive care that best suits their needs, including life in the community.
Dr Tony Romero, CEO of Cygnet Group, explained how proud he was to expand Cygnet services further. He said:
“It is our priority to ensure those suffering with their mental health get the very best support they need. Cygnet’s new hospital in Nottinghamshire will complement the mental health services we already deliver in the area and we are delighted that we are able to support more women who need our help.
“The setting has been designed with wellness in mind, providing a safe and comfortable environment to promote successful recovery. Our aim is to understand and support those in our care, to help build their resilience and enable them to return to a healthy and fulfilling life.
“The current demand nationally is surging and with that increase in need for specialist mental health services, we want to be part of the solution and work together with the NHS to provide the best treatment and facilities to help people on their recovery journey.”