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New look for rehab service

Photo Neil Cross
The official opening of the new Moss View Unit in Heysham with David Morris MP, Derek Brown, Chair, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust
Helen Lynch, Senior Manager: Rehabilitation, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and Heather Tierney-Moore, Chief Executive, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Photo Neil Cross The official opening of the new Moss View Unit in Heysham with David Morris MP, Derek Brown, Chair, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust Helen Lynch, Senior Manager: Rehabilitation, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust and Heather Tierney-Moore, Chief Executive, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

A new look site in Heysham which provides rehabilitation services for adults recovering from mental illness is now officially open.

Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Moss View Unit was officially opened by David Morris MP after undergoing a complete renovation.

The site houses a Community Rehabilitation Unit, which has been arranged into four mini flats with 12 beds in total.

Each area has been designed to replicate an ordinary living environment, including kitchen areas to allow service users to cook meals and socialise.

This will assist with the progression to a more independent way of living during a period of clinical rehabilitation.

The unit also provides 10 High Dependency Rehabilitation beds with en-suite facilities and a range of clinical rooms to accommodate service users with more complex mental health needs.

Heather Tierney-Moore, chief executive at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, said of the new unit: “By replicating an ordinary living environment the unit provides the service users with an increased sense of independence.

“This in turn can help their overall health and wellbeing, as well as boosting their confidence with regards integrating back into the community after a stay in hospital.” MP David Morris said: “I am pleased to open Moss View.”

 

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