The Trust is developing an eight bedded female Enhanced Care Unit at Kingsway Hospital in Derby. Derbyshire does not currently have an Enhanced Care facility for women (this service sits between Adult Acute inpatient services and Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit). Given the smaller number of women who require a PICU bed, it is not viable to develop a female PICU within the county, therefore the Enhanced Care Unit facility will provide an increased level of support for women locally.

This is pioneering step for the Trust and demonstrates how we respond to the needs of the community which we serve, having identified requirement for this service as opposed to a female Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit.

The unit will be focused on therapeutic interventions with a person-centered approach to recovery and all rooms with be single and en-suite, improving privacy and dignity and bringing our inpatient provision in line with national requirements.