THE BRONX - It's opening day for a new psychiatric emergency room at North Central Bronx Hospital.

The state-of-the-art ward features a private waiting room with new bay windows and a closed-circuit security camera system.

The design for the ER was a collaboration that included doctors and nurses to ensure the best streamlined care.

The facility is part of a $2.4 million investment made by the New York Health and Hospitals Corporation.