New mental health hospital

The local community are encouraged to give their views on plans for a new mental health hospital for the Vale of York

NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is leading a consultation with local service users, families, partners and staff that will help the local NHS deliver innovative mental health care solutions that are fit for the 21st century.

The consultation is currently underway and people across the Vale of York are being encouraged to share their views and help the local NHS deliver mental health care that is fit for the 21st century.

Local people are being asked to comment on possible sites for the new hospital, as well as the proposed number and configuration of beds.

Dr Louise Barker, the CCG’s Clinical Lead for Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, said: “We want to build on our work with local stakeholders through the DISCOVER programme and create conversations that will allow us to co-produce plans for a new mental health hospital in the Vale of York.

“We want to commission innovative care and treatment that local stakeholders say they want and their views on the location and the facility’s configuration are very important.”

Ruth Hill, Director of Operations at Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV), the current provider of mental health services in the area, said: “Most people want to receive the care they need at home and developing services that support service users in the community is a key priority for us.

“Alongside this we want to make sure that those people who need to spend time in hospital have access to modern, state-of-the-art facilities.

“The trust has some of the best inpatient facilities in the country and this is what we aspire to for people across the Vale of York.”

How you can give your views

Your views will help finalise plans for a new hospital and you can do this by:

Completing the form at the end of the consultation document

If you represent a group or organisation and would like someone to come along and talk to you and your colleagues in more detail about the plan, then please contact us via valeofyork.contactus@nhs.net or 01904 555 870.

More information about the proposals and how people can have their say is available at www.valeofyorkccg.nhs.uk. The consultation ends on 16 January 2017.

 

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