New Hampshire Hospital Inpatient Stabilization Unit Renovations

Concord, New Hampshire

New Hampshire Hospital in Concord is the State of New Hampshire’s Acute Psychiatric Services Hospital. Harriman was contracted to renovate the existing admissions unit to create a new Inpatient Stabilization Unit.

The new unit provides a secure and confidential admitting unit with two examination rooms. Patients are then either directly admitted to an existing unit in the hospital or are admitted to the new stabilization unit.

The unit provides private rooms for 10 patients with shared toilet facilities between rooms, in addition to a seclusion room with private toilet. All patient rooms have exposure to natural light and open onto a shared and spacious dayroom for a variety of activities. The nurses desk oversees this dayroom and provides direct interaction between patients and staff.

Also part of the unit are two shared shower and toilet facilities directly adjacent to the nurses desk for supervision, a family/ consultation room for private consultation and family visits, and a quiet room. A corridor from admissions into the hospital provides space for staff offices with direct adjacencies to admitting, the Inpatient Stabilization Unit and discharge.

In addition to the Inpatient Stabilization Unit, Harriman was charged with developing a plan to improve the security at the front entrance of the hospital which includes a state police station, which provides security for the entire State of New Hampshire business campus in addition to the hospital.

Harriman developed a secure entrance to control visitor access and prevent elopement, expanded the police station and established control points through the public lobby area to improve security. Ballistics grade wall construction and glazing secure the police station and entrance vestibule.

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