Improving Mental Health in North Manchester
Mental health services in North Manchester will see large scale investment in modern facilities that GMMH is providing with the opening of an entirely new adult mental health inpatient unit to replace Park House.
£105m in capital funding will be used to replace the current mental health inpatient unit based in Crumpsall on the North Manchester General Hospital site. The current unit, which has nine wards and 166 beds, will be completely rebuilt on the hospital site, but in an alternative location to the existing Park House unit. This will allow the new facility to be fully constructed without disturbing current patients and the day-to-day running of services.
Work on the new building is expected to start in 2021 with the new facility anticipated to be built and operational by early 2024.
GMMH became responsible for the delivery of services at Park House in 2017 and immediately recognised that the unit was a priority for improvement due to its traditional dormitory-style hospital accommodation and set about developing a business case to redevelop the facility. This multi-million pound investment will greatly improve the quality of specialist inpatient care for adults and older people severely affected by mental health problems including schizophrenia, psychosis, depression and dementia.
Public Engagement Events
A number of public engagement events (including virtual events) were held for residents, service users, carers and stakeholders to attend and find out more about the proposed redevelopment as well as provide their feedback.
These took place at Park House on the North Manchester General Hospital site and virtually on Microsoft Teams between 18 and 20 August 2020. The Project team were on hand to answer any questions about the redevelopment and boards, with plans and images of the proposal, were on display.
Do you have any thoughts or ideas that you’d like to share?
Please email any feedback or comments to us at improvingmentalhealthNM@gmmh.nhs.uk
Planning consent granted for new North Manchester mental health unit (3 February 2021)
North Manchester General Hospital development consultation (8 December 2020)
Landmark £72.3million Boost to Manchester’s Mental Health Service (05 August 2019)