The Trust is refurbishing the Radbourne Unit, on the Royal Derby Hospital, site to create two 17 bedded female acute wards. 

The changes will result in an improved patient experience:

All rooms with be single and en-suite, improving privacy and dignity and bringing our inpatient provision in line with national requirements.

The refurbishment will be equipped with modern facilities and additional resources (for example a shared therapy suite incorporating ADL kitchen, indoor fitness room, online library resource room and arts room).

It is intended, following feedback from service users and staff, that therapy-based tools shall be increased to aid recovery. The refurbishments allow for this to a greater extent than the unit.

There is evidence to suggest that single room accommodation and an eradication of dormitory style facilities can reduce the length of stay in a hospital setting.

Single room settings will allow for an improvement to individual patient care. Patient preferences can be considered to a greater degree.

Single rooms will allow for better infection control and reduction in the risk of incidents involving patients or staff.