Help to refurbish our hospital
Building work is underway to renovate our new Cypress Hospital which supports people to recover from significant mental health difficulties and crisis.
The move will take place early in 2018 and we are fundraising to refurbish the building which will be essential to creating the right environment to support people’s recovery.
Why we need a new hospital building
Our existing hospital building in Paignton limits the service we can provide and cannot accommodate people with disabilities.
Our new building in Newton Abbot will mean we can offer an enhanced service for more people across a wider area of Devon who can be supported closer to home.
We have purchased a former care home in Newton Abbot and are working with Randall Simmonds, Rogers and Jones and MBS Building and Maintenance to renovate it to meet our needs. We aim to be using the new facilities in early 2018.
What our new hospital building will provide
- 14 en-suite bedrooms allowing us to support another 20 people each year.
- Expert clinical support from mental health nurses in enhanced facilities that meet all clinical requirements.
- Accessible accommodation and facilities that is inclusive for people with disabilities.
- Flexibility to alter the ratio of bedrooms for men and women.
- A calm, comfortable and non institutional atmosphere that facilitates people’s recovery.
- Support closer to communities in Devon where people can be supported by family and friends.
- A welcoming multi-functional adult and child-friendly visiting space away from service user areas.
- Good transport links including access to public transport and local shops.
How your support will help people’s recovery
Cypress Hospital provides short-stay support for people who are in or recovering from a mental health crisis.
Our staff are skilled at empowering people with the coping skills and confidence to taking a positive step forwards in their recovery. In 2016-17 they supported 108 people to move on to living more independently.
Our hospital is an open unit where people are free to come and go, subject to their care plan. Providing a homely environment is a vital part of supporting people’s transition back to living in their community.
How we refurbish our new hospital is vital in providing the right environment for people at a crucial point in their recovery.
“I can only see one improvement – teach other places what you have here…I was able to talk to your staff because they were strangers but friendly strangers with an understanding of where we are with our needs and always ready to help and listen – never judgemental. We have their respect. I have been able to speak more about feelings now, more than any other time in my life. You humble me with your kindness and generosity and always a smile. Thank you one and for all for making me aware of who I am and what I am.” Someone who has used our Cypress service.