Capital projects in the Wakefield area are progressing well and delivering big improvements. The new Pontefract and Wakefield Hubs are part of £20m investment in mental health services locally by the trust, which also includes the redevelopment of the Fieldhead site. This represents a long-term commitment to the people of the district.
In Pontefract and Wakefield teams are moving from a number of locations into one new centre. There are many benefits for both staff and service users such as co-location of teams and modern purpose-built therapeutic spaces. Baghill House Health & Wellbeing Centre in Pontefract is now fully operational with staff and service users settling in well. In Wakefield, the conversion of the former Quest building to become the Drury Lane hub is now nearing completion and staff and service users are due to move in over the winter.
At Fieldhead, The Trust is investing more than £16m to transform mental health services in Wakefield. This project will include a complete redevelopment of the Priory and Trinity units as well as older people’s Chantry unit. The work will completely transform the current facilities and involves rebuilding on the existing site. Service users will benefit from purpose built state of the art therapeutic areas, en-suite bathrooms and vastly improved patient relaxation areas to help people on their journey to recovery. On site the scheme is forging on. The old Chantry unit has now gone and work to build the new Trinity units is beginning. The Trust and it’s construction contractor Interserve are working hard to minimise disruption and recycle waste materials where possible.