Involving people in developing plans for new hospital

Local people are being given the opportunity to be involved in the development of the new mental health hospital for York.

Local people are being given the opportunity to be involved in the development of the new mental health hospital for York.

We are in the early stages of planning for the new facility, which is due to open in 2019, and are inviting people to attend one of four events which are being held in the area.

The workshop style sessions will focus on three main areas – the size and number of beds needed, potential sites for the new hospital and best practice in building design.

Ruth Hill, director of operations for York and Selby said: “This is a major development for local communities and we want to involve people, in particular service users, their carers and staff, in the design of the new hospital.

“We are in the early stages of developing proposals and this is the first opportunity for people to have their say and influence our plans.”

 

The workshops are taking place in York, Easingwold and Selby on:

 

Friday 20 May 2016

2.00 – 5.00pm

Community House, Portholme Road, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 4QQ

 

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

2.00 – 5.00pm

Easingwold Galtres Centre, Market Place, Easingwold, YO61 3AD

 

Tuesday 31 May (two events)

2.00 – 5.00pm and 5.15 – 7.15 pm

The Folk Hall, Hawthorn Terrace, New Earswick, York, YO32 4AQ

 

If you would like to attend, please register with Healthwatch York:

email. healthwatch@yorkcvs.org.uk

Telephone. 01904 621 133).

 

Patient services were moved from Bootham Park Hospital at the end of September 2015 following an inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

Since the trust took over responsibility for services in the Vale of York on 1 October 2016 it has reinstated outpatient services and the place of safety (136 suite) at Bootham Park Hospital.

Work is also on track to reopen Peppermill Court in York as an adult inpatient unit in July this year and bring these services back to the city.