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Oregon State Hospital's mental facility renovations will improve cramped living quarters

Hospital Safety Insider, January 13, 2011

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On January 10, a group of patients from Oregon State Hospital (OSH) in Salem moved out of their overcrowded treatment wards into a new and larger facility to make conditions more fit.

During 2005, OSH, the main mental hospital of the state, was considered unsafe and outdated by Oregon consultants, prompting a change, reported NECN-TV of Boston. The replacement facility located in central Salem cost $280 million and provides 620 beds.

The new facility will feature a treatment mall area where patients will partake in leisure activities and group therapy. Living conditions are also said to improve compared to the old facility’s cramped wards, reported NECN.

Read more on the new facility and its features on NECN.



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