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 multi-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.
Please scroll down to find out more about the Lincoln and Boston projects.
‘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.
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The two developments:
Peter Hodgkinson Centre, Lincoln
Our new development
Our two new 19 bed wards, Ellis and Castle, are now open.
All patients have separate ensuite accommodation for our patients. They all 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.
Norton Lea, Boston
Proposed site plan
We've now recieved outline planning permission for this new facilitiy. You can find out more here.
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
If you have any comments or would like to be involved in the development, please get in touch.