Brookhaven, Worcester

wellbeing / live

Brookhaven is a 30-bed mental health inpatient unit for older adults diagnosed with conditions such as dementia and depressive illnesses. After consultations with patients, carers, healthcare professionals and a stakeholder group made up of representatives from organisations including Age UK, Dementia UK and the Alzheimer’s Society, the mental health unit was designed to be a “home from home”.

The unit comprises of an outpatients department, therapy areas, lounges, dining rooms, as well as a 1960’s themed launderette, cinema room and open courtyards and garden areas including an allotment with a kitchen where the ability to be independent can be assessed by staff.