The renovated Hampstead Hospital, now referred to as East Acres at Hampstead and set as much as present psychiatric care for kids, is predicted to open to sufferers subsequent week.

The state bought the hospital with federal help. State well being officers stated the 12-bed facility is predicted to welcome its first in a single day sufferers Tuesday. It is meant to offer 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 would not matter how a lot cash you make, what shade you might be, whether or not you might be male or feminine, it would not matter,” Sununu stated. “It will probably occur to anyone, at any time, at any time of the day, and in order a state, we simply should be certain most of these providers 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 12 months.

On Friday, Sununu stated he is undecided the courtroom’s timeline is practical however the state will work to conform.

As of Could 26, 15 kids have been ready for psychiatric care in New Hampshire, in keeping with a state dashboard, whereas 15 beds have been unavailable on account of renovations and 16 on account of staffing.

By Editor