Case Study: Stratheden Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit

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Download: Stratheden IPCU Case Study

The new Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit at Stratheden Hospital, near Cupar in Fife has had a marked effect on patients and staff alike. The eight-bed facility provides specialist care and treatment for patients experiencing acute psychiatric episodes, relocating the service from one of the original Victorian buildings on the hospital site.

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  • Extensive consultation with staff and former patients informed the provision and types of space that should be accommodated including and art and music room, group therapy space and gym.
  • A series of three courtyards provide calming outdoor space: at the entrance; for visitors to meet with patients and for patients to exercise or sit out.
  • The new building with adequate space provision and freedom for patients has led to a reduction in incidents and an improvement in staff morale.

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