Proposed Forensic Hospital Information Sessions
The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Department of Administrative Services (DAS) and New Hampshire Hospital officials will hold a series of information sessions to discuss a proposal to build a secure forensic hospital adjacent to New Hampshire Hospital.
In New Hampshire, there is no facility appropriate for treating acute mental illness for forensic patients including those who are civilly committed for treatment. Construction of a forensic psychiatric hospital adjacent to New Hampshire Hospital will create a setting that will allow for skilled psychiatric treatment in a safe, secure and therapeutic environment for forensic patients. The State intends to construct a facility for 24 beds.
During the meetings, State leadership will provide updates on the plan, steps taken to date and a timeline for the project and take questions from the public. The State intends to hold additional meetings as the project advances.