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St Mary’s Hospital: £13m mental health unit proposals unveiled at drop in

3 September 2018

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West Leeds residents are being invited to find out more about a new £13 million unit supporting young people with complex mental health issues at St Mary’s Hospital.

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust is inviting the public to a drop-in information session at the Armley hospital where proposals for the new inpatient Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) unit will be unveiled.

An artist’s impression of the proposed £13m unit. Concept image: Gilling Dod Architects

The drop-in event runs between 3.30pm and 7pm on Thursday 13 September in the Class Room, Holly House, St Mary’s Hospital, off Green Hill Road.

Thea Stein, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust Chief Executive, said:

“It is very important to the Trust that the voice of young people, families, staff and the local community has a strong presence in the development of the new unit and we will continue to work together to make sure we get it right.”

If you cannot attend the event but would like further information, or if you have any special requirements, please contact Samantha Hirst, Communications and Engagement Manager on 0113 843 1204 or email Samantha.Hirst2@nhs.net

You can also keep up-to-date with the latest on the project here.

Free parking is available directly outside the Holly House building.

Interserve Construction Limited has been appointed as the Trust’s construction partner for development of the prospective £13m unit – which got the go-ahead following a successful bid for NHS funding led by Leeds Community Healthcare.


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Kevin Nesbitt says:

What alternatives to this proposal have been proposed or is there currently only a choice on the table at this time? It seems to me as someone who has personal experience of the mental and general health systems as a health care deliverer and an in-patient over many years, that unless the primary and, several other alternatives are debated in full, the topic/s are pointless. In order to achieve best value and practice it is necessary to have a good understanding of the matter/s being debated. If this discussion only covers the proposal of a 13 million pound mental health for children and adolescents, it could well prove to be not best practice or value, for taxpayers money in the long term.