Acomb Health Centre opens in York

A new mental health community hub in York took another step closer to completion with the recent opening of Acomb Health Centre

A new mental health community hub in York took another step closer to completion with the recent opening of Acomb Health Centre.

The Trust recently completed a refurbishment project at Acomb Health Centre, which is now home to the Trust’s mental health services for older people community team for York.

Acomb Health Centre is a key part of a wider project to develop a mental health community hub in the West of the city and is part of the Trust’s ongoing investment into mental health services in York and Selby.

Following an extensive refurbishment, Acomb Health Centre now provides modernised outpatient accommodation, offering services users a more comfortable environment, improved access for older people as well as additional clinic space.

The improved office space also enables teams to work together collaboratively in shared offices and provides a shared environment with other non-mental health teams.

Acomb Health Centre will be a key part of a community hub based in Acomb. The hub will provide a range of mental health and specialist services including mental health services for older people community teams, inpatient accommodation for older people, adult community mental health teams and inpatient accommodation for people with learning disabilities.

Ruth Hill, director of operations for York & Selby, said: “We are delighted to now be providing mental health services from Acomb Health Centre. It ensures we can provide the very best for our service users, offering an improved environment, better access and importantly it is part of a hub of services.

“As with all of our projects in York and Selby, we worked closely to ensure there was service user and carer engagement - listening to what people want and need in the city.

“We’re already seeing a number of benefits for both service users and staff, and we’re aiming to complete the Acomb community hub project over the next few weeks.”

Acomb Health Centre is located at 1 Beech Grove, Acomb, YO26 5LN. The new contact number is 01904 752180.