The renovated Hampstead Hospital, now known as East Acres at Hampstead and set as much as present psychiatric care for kids, is anticipated to open to sufferers subsequent week.
The state bought the hospital with federal help. State well being officers stated the 12-bed facility is anticipated to welcome its first in a single day sufferers Tuesday. It is meant to supply high-level psychological heath care that younger sufferers would in any other case must journey out of state to obtain.
Whereas celebrating the launch of the brand new hospital, Gov. Chris Sununu acknowledged there’s nonetheless work to do to enhance the state’s psychological well being system.
“It does not matter how a lot cash you make, what coloration you’re, whether or not you’re male or feminine, it does not matter,” Sununu stated. “It may possibly occur to anyone, at any time, at any time of the day, and in order a state, we simply should be certain a majority of these companies can be found.”
The brand new facility’s anticipated to alleviate the variety of sufferers ready in ERs for psychiatric care. The state not too long ago introduced plans to finish that observe inside two years, after a federal choose stated they wanted to take action in a single yr.
On Friday, Sununu stated he is undecided the courtroom’s timeline is practical however the state will work to conform.
As of Might 26, 15 youngsters have been ready for psychiatric care in New Hampshire, in keeping with a state dashboard, whereas 15 beds have been unavailable resulting from renovations and 16 resulting from staffing.
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