Transforming acute inpatient mental health wards at Lincoln and Boston

We are creating a new standard for acute mental health inpatient care in Lincoln and Boston. 

This £37 million programme enables us to create new ensuite bedrooms for patients at our inpatient mental health units. This will end the use of dormitory accommodation.

‘Building Together’ focus group

We are working with our patients and carers to help shape our services. We call this collaborative approach to the way we work ‘Building Together’.

We would like to hear from you, if:

  • you have experience of being on a mental health inpatient ward 
  • you are supporting someone as a carer

To join our ‘Building Together’ focus group or to find out more:


Telephone Engagement Team 07773206341.

(Please note: drawn images are artist impressions)

Thoughts on Norton Lea plans

We're currently seeking your thoughts and comments on our plans for Norton Lea. You can find out more below, and share your thoughts here.

The two developments:

Peter Hodgkinson Centre, Lincoln

Our new development

Our new development is to build two new acute inpatient wards at the Peter Hodgkinson Centre in Lincoln It is part of our focus to provide ensuite accommodation for all our patients. This will finally remove outdated shared dormitory wards across all our sites.

The new wards named:

  • Ellis (male)
  • Castle (female ward)

will replace the Conolly and Charlesworth wards at our existing premises on the Lincoln County Hospital site.

The two new 19 bed wards will provide separate ensuite accommodation for our patients. Patients will have ground floor access to a courtyard area for peace and quiet. The outdoor environment offers major benefits to our patients helping to support their recovery.

The design of the new wards has been shaped using feedback from patients, carers and staff as part of our ‘Building Together’ programme.


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PHC building taking shape

PHC Courtyard view

PHC development from road

Norton Lea, Boston

Position on site - proposed Site Plan 1 to 500-page-001.jpgProposed site plan


proposed day room (artist impression)Proposed day room - relaxation space (artist impression)

Artist impression of bedroomProposed bedroom (artist impression)


Your thoughts and comments welcome

If you would like to share your thoughts and opinions on a new mental health hub being built at Norton Lea (the above plan), please let us know here:

Current situation

Demolition of the old buildings on the Norton Lea site is complete.

Over the past few months, we've been working with our Experts by Exprience and other stakeholders to see how we can make the most of the Norton Lea site. 

The main aim is for us to design and create a 19-bed mixed gender inpatient mental health facility for working age adults. This will mainly serve those who live to the East and South of Lincolnshire. 

It will be/have:

  • A new build of a 19 single bedroomed ward with ensuite facilities   
  • Dedicated areas for extra care and assessment
  • Direct access for patients to outdoor courtyards  
  • On site access to private, established green spaces 

Why are we doing this?

Our core aim is to provide services that are of outstanding quality and support people to live their best lives as part of their community. With this in mind, we want to:

  • Improve privacy and dignity standards for adult acute inpatients services by providing single ensuite bedrooms
  • Enable all our patients to have direct access to therapeutic outside spaces
  • Have Extra Care bedrooms which can be used flexibly as required. This will also help us be gender inclusive
  • Invest in the healthcare provision along the East Coast
  • Co-locate mental health support services including the crisis team

Get involved

If you have any comments or would like to be involved in the development, please get intouch. 


Telephone 07773206341



Mental health hub at Norton Lea plans Plans for new wards at the Peter Hodgkinson Centre, Lincoln PHC at Lincoln Hospital Artist impression of a dayroom Outside space at PHC - artist impression

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