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New Holly Hill Hospital adds beds for children

Posted April 24, 2014
Updated April 29, 2014

— While the new Holly Hill children’s psychiatric hospital officially broke ground in February, it was not until April 8 that the city issued the requisite construction permit, allowing firm Brasfield and Gorrie to begin work on the 49,180-square-foot, $10.2 million project.

The new facility at 201 Michael J. Smith Lane will relocate 60 acute psychiatric beds for children and adolescents from the current hospital, less than a mile away. After its planned opening in the fall, it will eventually expand to include a total of 80 beds.

The new children’s building will allow the main Holly Hill Hospital to house an additional 37 inpatient psychiatric adult beds. In its 2012 Certificate of Need Application for the project, Holly Hill noted that in 2009, “3,700 patients were placed on waiting lists for state hospitals because of a lack of available beds,” and that for the first six months of 2010, “the average waiting time for admission to state psychiatric hospitals was 2.6 days.”

More at Raleigh Public Record: More Inpatient Beds for Kids at Holly Hill Hospital

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  • momeeee Apr 24, 2014

    A small step in the right direction.

  • Kristin Byrne Apr 24, 2014
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    A two week stay isn't going to help any child. Children with mental disorders are notoriously hard to treat because of their age and lack of brain development. It's hard to diagnose and treat any child who exhibits emotional instabilities because there are a lot of different factors that can cause the behavior. If a child is that emotionally disturbed, most psychologists will recommend long-term in-patient care, if possible.

  • grammie27 Apr 24, 2014

    This would be all well and good, IF the hospital actually DID anything to help the kids who are admitted. After suffering through 5 admissions, within two years, with an emotionally disturbed child, we have discovered that a two-week stay in this facility is nothing more than a vacation for the kids!!! Absolutely NOTHING changed in the behaviors nor the over-all situation!