South West Yorkshire, UK

Mental Health

Willmott Dixon for South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust



Complete 2013

Project description:
Medical Architecture worked with the Trust to create a strategy of future development for the South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s estate.  This sets out a clear programme of works for the next ten years to help rationalise its size, efficiency and integration with communities in the surrounding areas.

The Trust runs Adult Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, Older People, Acute, Substance Misuse and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder services from 84 sites serving approximately 900,000 people across the districts of Calderdale, Kirklees, Wakefield and Barnsley. In the past year, the range and reach of services has altered significantly and in turn, has highlighted the need to achieve better outcomes for the local people.

As part of the team we established a vision of tiered accommodation driven by the varied service offering. Outreach services provided locally and supported by “hubs” which act as a touchdown base for staff with generic consultation and treatment facilities. Inpatient accommodation is consolidated and modernised. The rationalisation of facilities improves quality of care and reduces property costs.

The Estate Strategy is a guide to ensuring the estate is in the right place to deliver suitable services and provides a safe and pleasant environment, which play key roles in helping the service user choose SWYPFT and being employer of choice. It also informs the Trust Board of its current performance, any major issues relating to the current estate and proposed ways of addressing them. It also highlights any changes that may be required based on service delivery developments across the districts.

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