Name is selected for new ward
A £5.2 million mental health ward due to open in April is to be called Watermead.
The name was selected from a shortlist of three by the board of directors at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust.
It followed a competition among staff, patients and the public to suggest names.
Among those suggested were Cropston, Daisy, Hope, Haven, King Richard, Phoenix, Sanctuary and Tranquility.
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However, it was the name Watermead, suggested by Liam Whitelaw, a staff nurse at the Brandon Unit at Leicester General Hospital, which won.
The 20-bed Watermead ward is set to open at the Bradgate Unit in April.
It will be used by patients with conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
It will be the third new or refurbished ward to open at the unit as part of a £23 million programme which began in 2009 to improve care for patients.