New Holly Hill Hospital adds beds for children
Posted April 24
Updated April 29
Raleigh, N.C. — 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.”
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