South Tyneside District Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Interior Designer


Completed 2007

Project Description:
This project comprised the refurbishment and upgrade of the existing Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit and associated wards within the Bede Wing at South Tyneside Hospital.  The redevelopment also provided an urgently needed facility that met the criteria of a designated “Place of Safety” in relation to Section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983, appropriate gender separation with associated day spaces, central activity rooms, and a reception zone.

The (newly merged) Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust recognised that the quality of physical environment has a significant impact on the standard therapeutic care.  This scheme carefully reorganised the accommodation to provide a clearly graduated privacy whilst retaining good observation and patient safety.

Working within the constraints of the existing building fabric, the design simplified the circulation, and maximised the impact of the external space.

Bede Wing was delivered under the NHS ProCure21 (P21) framework.

Image © MA 2012

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