Carol Harris, district director of Calderdale, Kirklees, forensic and specialist BDUs welcomed Halifax MP Holly Lynch to meet with our forensic team at Newton Lodge, see our new £17m Unity Centre and tour the Mental Health Museum.
Holly came to see first-hand what a mental health unit looks like and learn about how staff care for people using our services. During her visit MP Holly Lynch had a guided tour of Newton Lodge, a 90 bed medium secure hospital based at Fieldhead in Wakefield. The service provides care and treatment for women and men with mental health problems and men with a learning disability from across Yorkshire and Humber.
Holly also had an overview of the Unity Centre, our new purpose built adult acute mental health centre. The centre forms part of our £17m Fieldhead master plan to transform mental health services in Wakefield.
She finished her visit with a tour of the Mental Health Museum based in the heart of Fieldhead, housing a collection of mental health related artefacts that span the history of mental health care since the early 19th century through to present day.
Carol Harris said: “We were delighted to welcome Holly to Fieldhead and take the opportunity to showcase our work, our commitment, and how what we do benefits some of the most vulnerable in our communities.”