Clock View is a new generation of mental health hospitals opened in February 2015. It provides therapeutic environments and approaches to care designed to improve recovery, wellbeing and reduce lengths of stay. It provides short-stay treatment for local people with a range of mental health issues including depression, anxiety and dementia, offering 85 individual bedrooms all with en-suite. It also provides the city’s new psychiatric intensive care unit for those most in distress in need of urgent in-patient care. It is a base for a new local assessment and immediate care service that provides emergency, urgent and routine assessment, enabling better support for people between in-patient and community services.
Clock View replaces an existing adult mental health in-patient unit called Stoddart House. The new hospital has been designed to provide light and airy spaces, individual bedrooms of the highest standards for privacy and dignity, in addition to communal activity areas and safe inner courtyard gardens to aid people’s recovery. Additional facilities include learning and education spaces; a café; a range of individual and group therapy and activity spaces, space for self-help, advocacy and voluntary organisations; spiritual space; family visiting rooms and meeting rooms, all contained in attractive low level buildings surrounded by landscaping.