Our mental health services in south west London are being transformed to provide better care, closer to home.
Many more people will be supported within their community and those who need to be in hospital will not be admitted as often or for so long.
Transforming the past
Most of our existing mental health inpatient facilities were not designed with today’s needs in mind. Many buildings are expensive to maintain and do not provide a supportive environment for our patients and carers.
Building a future
We need modern mental health inpatient facilities that are fit for purpose, give people the best chance to recover in the best environment, support staff to deliver high quality care, and are sustainable for the NHS in the long term.
We are working with local people and service users on transforming mental health services in south west London through investing an additional £160 million in our services.
Committing to care, creating communities
The estate modernisation programme is an exciting project which will revolutionise the way mental health services are delivered in south west London for generations to come and will also provide new facilities for our local community.
The programme will be entirely self-funded through selling surplus land no longer needed for our services. We will be investing £160 million which will deliver:-
- Two new campuses with 1st class in-patient facilities – delivering the best care for our patients
- A 32 acre public park – providing excellent outdoor space for our community
- Extensive community healthcare – treating people closer to their families and their home
- Brand new homes – providing houses for local families
- A state-of-the-art new school – investing in our children’s future
- Over £5 million for new transport facilities – boosting transport links for local residents
In 2014 a public consultation took place on the future locations of mental health inpatient facilities for the Kingston, Merton, Sutton, Richmond and Wandsworth areas. This included looking into a range of specialist mental-health inpatient services to serve a wider catchment area.
Feedback from the public consultation was used to make the clinical case for a change and the modernisation of mental health facilities in south west London.
To find out more information on our plan to invest £160 million in new mental health services please contact us using the details below.
Post: Regeneration Team, Building 14, Springfield University Hospital, 61 Glenburnie Road, Tooting SW17 7DJ