Grand opening of the ward formerly known as Burbage

After months of hard work, we are excited to announce that the staff and service users have officially moved into the ward formerly known as Burbage, at the Michael Carlisle Centre.

Burbage Team Ward Opening

With a focus on the creation of therapeutic ward areas to meet the needs of service users and staff alike, the new ward boasts a modern, comfortable feel.

Art therapy staff have worked with service users and staff to ‘bring the outside in’ with a whole wall of Burbage Edge in the dining area, and the corridors boasting artwork, selected specially by our ward staff and service users collectively.

The ward is designed with service users’ comfort and safety in mind. All 16 bedrooms are ensuite to improve privacy and dignity for people staying with us and the ward includes a new de-escalation room, spacious lounge and gym facilities.

One of our service users, after their first night in the new ward, stated: “It was lovely. I’ve had the best night’s sleep ever and managed to have a lie in.  The rooms were comfortable and the bed was great.”

Speaking about the move, Kirsty Dallison-Perry, acting head of nursing for acute inpatient and older adults services, said: "The team have worked incredibly hard over the past few months to ensure that this move was to be as successful as possible and they are an absolute credit to our organisation. We’re thrilled to be welcoming service users into this new therapeutic environment and we hope their new surroundings will better aid their recovery journeys from mental illness.”