State-of-the-art dementia unit re-opens in Hemel Hempstead

A specialist dementia assessment and treatment unit has re-opened in Bennetts End.

Monday, 13th March 2017, 4:54 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:56 am
Logandene dementia unit

Logandene opened on March 9, following a state-of-the-art refurbishment as part of a £42million scheme by Herts Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust.

With 16 specialist assessment and treatment beds, bosses say the facility will ensure vulnerable and elderly adults always receive great care and excellent treatment.

Logandene also features a new sensory room where staff will be able to provide gentle stimulation therapy of sight, touch, smell, taste, sound and movement tailored to fit the needs of individual service-users and residents.

There are also specialised light panels, fibreoptics, sound systems, and therapy rooms.

Trust chief executive Tom Cahill said: “As a leading mental health trust committed to providing high quality mental health care, we are proud of the new features which we strongly believe set a new standard in dementia care.”