This study, which was conducted in Israel, examined staff members' reactions to the relocation of three closed psychiatric wards to a new building. Participants' (N=61) levels of uncertainty were significantly higher before the relocation than they were after the relocation. In addition, a significant positive correlation was found between anxiety levels before the relocation and anxiety levels after the relocation. A significant positive correlation was also found between anxiety levels before the relocation and uncertainty levels before and after the relocation. No significant correlation was found between the perceived success of the relocation and the other study variables.