Please see our latest newsletter providing an update on the new mental health wards in Lincoln and Boston. I should be grateful if this could be shared through your staff / GP comms channels please by way of an update on what is happening.
If you want any copy to go alongside this more detailed update please see below.
Hope this is possible and any questions please contact the team.
Head of Communications
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Work continues on two new mental health inpatient units in Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust continues to make good progress on the transformation of Lincolnshire’s acute mental health wards. Major works are now underway at their two development sites at Peter Hodgkinson Centre in Lincoln and Norton Lea in Boston – to deliver ambitious £37million plans to provide a new standard in acute mental health care and ending the use of dormitory accommodation for all inpatients.
In Lincoln, the existing Peter Hodgkinson Centre is being extended to provide two new replacement wards for Conolly and Charlesworth wards. Ground preparations are well underway and the team hope to be able to start building in the autumn.
In addition, clearance work has now begun at Norton Lea in Boston to prepare the area, ready for work to commence on the new inpatient unit which will replace Ward 12, currently located on the Pilgrim Hospital site.
You can read more about the projects and what this means for mental health patients in Lincolnshire in the attached newsletter or by visiting www.lpft.nhs.uk/new-acute-wards