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87The new forensic psychiatric hospital will be constructed next to New Hampshire Hospital. The new structure is intended to replace the Secure Psychiatric Unit, which is now housed at the men’s prison. 

CONCORD, N.H. The New Hampshire Department of Administrative Services (DAS), the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and the New Hampshire facility have announced that the next information session about the construction of a forensic psychiatric facility will take place on Monday, July 31, 2023.

There is no hospital in New Hampshire that is suitable for treating acute mental illness in forensic patients, including those who are civilly committed to treatment. The construction of a forensic mental hospital adjacent to New Hampshire Hospital will provide forensic patients with expert psychiatric treatment in a safe, secure, and therapeutic environment. 

The State Aims to Build a 24-bed Institution

The new 24-bed forensic mental hospital, which will be erected adjacent to New Hampshire Hospital, will provide forensic patients with skilled psychiatric care in a safe, secure, and therapeutic environment.

Virtual Meeting Info

The meeting will give neighbors and the general public an update on the status of the construction of a secure forensic psychiatric facility adjacent to the New Hampshire facility. 

The virtual meeting will take place on July 31 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will take place on Zoom and may be accessed by going to Forensic Psychiatric Hospital Virtual Public Meeting. During the meeting, members of the public will be allowed to offer questions and comments.

Please visit this website for more information. 

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