Building continues at pace for two new mental health wards in Lincoln

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Published on: 23rd March 2022

The next phase of building works are getting underway for two new inpatient wards at the Peter Hodgkinson Centre in Lincoln.

Based at Lincoln County Hospital and run by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT), the Peter Hodgkinson Centre (PHC) provides hospital care for adults experiencing a crisis in their mental health.

This development is part of a £24 million investment to update facilities and provide single room ensuite rooms for all patients, removing old and outdated shared dormitory wards.

Sarah Connery, Chief Executive at LPFT, comments:

“These new 19 bed wards will provide so many additional benefits to our patients. Most importantly creating individual ensuite bedrooms for the very first time, but also improving natural light, outside views, access to outdoor space, and modern and relaxing therapeutic spaces.

"This is a major milestone in the project – and marks almost a year from when we are expecting the wards to officially open. We are really on a countdown now!”

Chris Winspear, VINCI Building and Integrated Health Projects (IHP) Regional Director, said:

“Together with our specialist supply chain and subcontractor partners, we’re delighted to be involved in supporting LPFT towards achieving their future vision for the Peter Hodgkinson Centre.

“It has been a real honour to work with staff and Experts by Experience to design and create these wards which will provide the best environment possible for those in mental health crisis.”

Gary Hillary, an Expert by Experience involved in the project, adds:

"Working with the team is a real privilege and it has proved pivotal in my own recovery journey. Throughout the project, our opinions have informed and steered the way our new wards will look and feel for future patients."

If you have lived experience of staying on a mental health adult acute ward or you care for someone who has stayed on a ward and you would like to be involved in this project please email lpft.involvement@nhs.net or call 01529 222272 for more information.

It is hoped that the wards will open to patients in March 2023.

For more information on the project, visit https://www.lpft.nhs.uk/new-acute-wards

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