NHS Trust marking official opening of new facilities at Folly Hall Mill


The local provider of mental health and learning disability services is holding a special event to mark the official opening of its new facilities at Folly Hall Mill, Huddersfield.

The South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust recently re-located its services from St Luke’s Hospital, Crosland Moor, to improved accommodation including that at Folly Hall Mill where appointment clinics for service users are now held and staff teams are based.

These excellent new facilities offer a modern and easily accessible environment to provide care to local people. To mark the move the Trust is inviting local partners, the Kirklees mayor, local MPs and Trust Members’ Council representatives to an event on Friday 21 January 2011.

Dr Ingrid Roscoe, the Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, has kindly agreed to perform the official opening and staff from across the Trust including the acting chief executive Alex Farrell will be joining guests to mark the occasion. There will be an opportunity to see the new facilities and a buffet lunch will be provided.

Alex Farrell, the Trust’s acting chief executive said, “The vast majority of our contact with service users (approximately 98%) now takes place in community settings and in people’s homes. The new facilities at Folly Hall reflect this shift and enable staff to offer a much improved environment for those people who need care. Our services at Folly Hall include community teams, memory services, psychology, day services, assertive outreach, crisis and dual diagnosis. Being able to offer them in such an improved setting and keep the services in the heart of the community is very important to us.”

For further information about Trust services contact the customer services team on 0800 587 2108, email customer.services@swyt.nhs.uk or visit the Trust’s website www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk

NHS Trust marking official opening of new facilities at Folly Hall Mill

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