Brattleboro Retreat Opens New Wing

Gov. Peter Shumlin will be traveling to Brattleboro for a ribbon-cutting today at a newly renovated section of the Brattleboro Retreat psychiatric hospital that will house state patients.

Changes Underway At Brattleboro Retreat

Changes are underway at the Brattleboro Retreat. The psychiatric hospital will open a new Adult Intensive Unit next week. The facility is part of the state’s new plan to serve mental health patients following the closure of the Vermont State Hospital by flooding from Tropical Storm Irene.

FEMA Money Comes Through For Mental Health System

On the eve of the Legislative session, the Shumlin Administration says a big funding question has been settled. Federal funds and insurance payments will cover about 70 percent of the cost of a new state hospital and other improvements to the mental health system.

Report Says Mental Health Patients Still Waiting Days In ER

The state is moving with plans to replace its Waterbury psychiatric hospital with new beds at other facilities around Vermont. But the transition has been rough for patients and the medical hospitals where they’ve been cared for since the Waterbury facility was flooded by Tropical Storm Irene.