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£13 million mental health unit approved at St Mary’s Hospital

Plans for a new £13 million unit supporting young people with complex mental health issues at St Mary’s Hospital have been given the green light.

The number of beds for children and adolescents suffering from mental health problems in Leeds will more than double from eight to 18, with an additional four psychiatric intensive care unit beds.

Leeds City Council planning officers approved the revised proposals originally submitted in June, which includes the demolition of the existing buildings, construction of a new part single/ part two storey facility with parking, soft and hard landscaping.

The hospital already offers disability and mental health services.

It’s understood work has already started on site.

St Mary’s Hospital was The Bramley Union workhouse back in the 19th century.

In the 1920s it began to train midwives and became known as St Mary’s in 1948. The maternity unit closed down in the 1970s.

Update: This article was updated to clarify some work has already started on site.


  1. I am assuming the building to be demolished is the one which housed Hawthorn House day hospital which has been empty for a while now.


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