South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust marked the official opening of the newly refurbished Barnsley New Street Health Centre at a festive themed open evening held on Monday 7 December.
The centre has been transformed with a £1.7m refurbishment, which has included a larger reception area for child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) and therapy rooms for one to one support for service users. Young people who use the service were involved in the design of the centre and had their say on the colour scheme and furniture. Their feedback has helped the Trust create a caring and healing environment where young people can focus on their journey to recovery.
The investment is part of the Trust’s commitment to ensuring that Barnsley residents have access to community health care facilities in a central location. There are a number of services based within the centre including paediatric services, audiology services, children’s physiotherapy services and health visiting services.
In addition, there are a range of adult services based in the centre such as the musculo skeletal service and podiatry, the Trust intends to expand the range of adult services provided from Barnsley New Street in 2016.
The opening event focused on the Trust’s children’s services, particularly on the child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS). Attendees were invited to have a look around the new building, enjoy seasonal refreshments, meet people who have benefitted from the service and also put forward any questions.
The event was well received and guests included representatives from Barnsley Council, Barnsley CCG, Barnsley Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, as well as Trust colleagues and chief executive, Steven Michael.
Sean Rayner, district service director for Barnsley and Wakefield said: “We are committed to providing the best care for people in the Barnsley area and this £1.7m development highlights our ongoing hard work for local residents. Our new hub includes improved estates which are fit for purpose and will give people access to services closer to their home.
“I am also pleased that many colleagues from our partnership organisations attended the official opening of the centre and were able to see the great improvements made, especially in our child and adolescent mental health services.”