Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust’s (GMMH) New Park House Development has won a Design in Mental Health Award in the ‘Service User Engagement’ category.
The awards ceremony took place at the Coventry Building Society Arena on 8 June 2022, during the Design in Mental Health Exhibition and Conference.
Run by the Design in Mental Health Network, the awards recognise excellence in solution-led environments for mental health patients to support their wellbeing and recovery journey.
We are absolutely delighted to win this award for our new development. This is fantastic recognition of our work engaging with service users to improve the design of our new building, which will lead to a more adaptable and accessible mental health built environment.
The Awards shortlist was announced in May, following a hotly contested competition and intensive judging process. It featured organisations and individuals in the mental health community considered by the judges to have achieved shining examples of design projects and innovations in mental health, and which will help raise the bar in healthcare design and service delivery in the UK.
GMMH is gearing up to build a brand-new mental health unit for adults in Manchester at North Manchester General Hospital (NMGH). The £105.9 million development will replace the current Park House mental health inpatient unit situated at NMGH.
The new state-of-the-art unit will see a great improvement to patient experience, with spacious single bedrooms each with private en-suite bathrooms, a variety of indoor activity areas, and multiple outside garden spaces. The modern facilities will utilise the latest technology and therapeutic design, to ensure an environment that is both conducive to recovery and pleasant to live in, work at and visit.
Throughout the development of proposals and designs for the New Park House Development in Manchester, GMMH has engaged with service users, staff, carers and the wider North Manchester community, alongside key stakeholders from the wider health and care system, to ensure it is fit for purpose and all plans are thoroughly informed by and co-created with the communities it will serve.
You can find out more about this development on GMMH’s website, which has an area dedicated to the new development.
The full list of shortlists for the Design in Mental Health Awards can be found on the website: Awards Shortlist - Design in Mental Health