The renovated Hampstead Hospital, now referred to as East Acres at Hampstead and set up to supply psychiatric care for young children, is anticipated to open to individuals subsequent week.
The state bought the hospital with federal help. State well being officials stated the 12-bed facility is anticipated to welcome its initially overnight individuals Tuesday. It is meant to supply higher-level mental heath care that young individuals would otherwise require to travel out of state to get.
Though celebrating the launch of the new hospital, Gov. Chris Sununu acknowledged there is nonetheless function to do to strengthen the state’s mental well being technique.
“It does not matter how a great deal dollars you make, what colour you are, no matter whether you are male or female, it does not matter,” Sununu stated. “It can occur to anyone, at any time, at any time of the day, and so as a state, we just require to be confident these sorts of solutions are offered.”
The new facility’s anticipated to alleviate the quantity of individuals waiting in ERs for psychiatric care. The state not too long ago announced plans to finish that practice inside two years, just after a federal judge stated they necessary to do so in 1 year.
On Friday, Sununu stated he’s not confident the court’s timeline is realistic but the state will function to comply.
As of Could 26, 15 young children had been waiting for psychiatric care in New Hampshire, according to a state dashboard, although 15 beds had been unavailable due to renovations and 16 due to staffing.