On Wednesday, St Matthews Hospital, our namesake rehab mental health hospital in Northampton, opened their doors and welcomed external stakeholders and colleagues to visit and share a multicultural meal alfresco in the garden.
Visitors enjoyed a guided tour of the 18-bed, high dependency rehab unit dedicated to the treatment, care, and rehabilitation of those with chronic mental ill-health and behaviours that challenge. They then joined staff and patients in the sunshine for a feast of delicious flavours including BBQ, Italian, Indian and African dishes. Staff representatives, including the student nurses, then took turns to share their experiences of working at St Matthews Hospital. It was lovely and heart-warming to hear all the accounts especially as the welcoming family feel of the setting and the supportive team were repeatedly mentioned. Thank you to the Manager, Judith Acquaye, and her wonderful team for the warm welcome and all their hard work in making the event such a success.