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Revamped Mental Health Ward Reopens in Dorset

Waterston Womens Area 1

6:58am 23rd April 2013

A mental health inpatient ward, near Dorchester has reopened after it received a highly critical report from the Care Quality Commission in early December.

The ward has undergone a £1million refurbishment as well as comprehensive training for all staff working on the ward.

The Minterne Ward, which has been renamed 'The Waterston Assessment Unit' contains all of the latest requirements, including a brand new seclusion facility as well as resources for patient to access the internet .

Dorset Health Care Director, James Barton explains that quality of care is very important:

 "We want to provide inpatient care that we can be proud of, which is why we've invested a huge amount of time, energy and resources."

"We are determined to ensure the best possible inpatient care for our patients at what is often a very worrying and vulnerable time for them."

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