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Craigavon

Bluestone Acute Psychiatric Unit

Health

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The unit is designed to be a welcoming, bright, non–institutional environment with a strong emphasis on legibility for users and visitors alike. It is a mixed sex facility with all patient accommodation in single bedrooms with en–suites with great care taken regarding anti–ligature design and patient safety and security. The site perimeter enjoys a rural setting and the wards benefit from a close relationship with the landscape; a key feature of the design is the use of accessible protected landscaped courtyards. Delivered in conjunction with David Morley Architects, it achieved a NEAT excellent environmental rating.Awards include the Best Mental Health Design at the national Building Better Healthcare Awards 2008, Highly Commended in the prestigious Design & Health International Awards: Mental Health category 2009, and a Civic Trust Award in 2009.

  • Client

    Craigavon & Banbridge Community HSS Trust

  • Category

    Health