NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Trident Medical Heart is planning to construct a brand new 60-bed freestanding behavioral well being hospital that’s anticipated to be accomplished by early summer season 2023.
The well being care group says that the psychological well being care system within the Lowcountry is “overturned” and “close to disaster” as the necessity for providers are outpacing the power to look after sufferers.
The Nationwide Alliance on Psychological Sickness studies over 700,000 South Carolinians reporting a psychological well being subject in 2020 with near 200,000 of these recognized as severe.
The shortage of visibility for psychological well being sufferers makes it tough for folks to grasp the gravity of psychological sickness.
“The affected person having a coronary heart assault seems to be so in poor health that it’s very simple to see that they’re sick, or the affected person with a damaged bone normally has a deformity and it’s very simple to see,” mentioned Dr. Kenneth Perry, who works in Emergency Companies at Trident. “The affected person with psychological well being doesn’t look any totally different. It’s so tough for folks to grasp when sufferers are going by way of psychological well being points. So, it’s actually essential that now we have the suitable services and the suitable suppliers in place to care for sufferers it doesn’t matter what their psychological well being wants.
Spokesperson Rod Whiting says the brand new facility will provide each inpatient and outpatient providers for pediatric, grownup, and geriatric sufferers.