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Contractor Appointed To Build New Local Mental Health Facility

3 December 2009

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which delivers mental health services across Lincolnshire, has appointed Costain to build the county's new £15million rehabilitation facility. 

Len Hartley, Project Manager at the Trust, said: "We're delighted to be able to announce the appointment of Costain to design and build the new rehabilitation services buildings on the St George's Hospital site in Lincoln. Costain can clearly demonstrate a particularly good understanding of mental health facilities, a strong partnering ethos, and a practical and economical approach to the design and build of the new facilities." 

The building work involves the demolition of the existing Yarborough Court located at the rear of St George's Hospital on Long Leys Road.  It will replace the two existing in-patient wards already on the site and a third female-only ward will be built which is a new development for the Trust.  The one-story rehabilitation facility will be fully operational by March 2012 and will accommodate a total of 45 service users at any one time. 

Alex Vaughan, Managing Director for Community Sectors, Costain said: "I am extremely pleased that we have this opportunity to work in partnership with the Trust to support its ambitions to deliver an excellent service comprising first-class facilities.  This is an important project for the Trust and everyone in the project team is excited about working together to achieve a successful outcome."

Service users, their families, carers and the local community, along with the Trust's clinical staff have been involved throughout the consultation process and have made valuable contributions to the overall design.

The Trust's Clinical Coordinator, Ann Dodd said:  "The new facility will enable local service users to access mental health rehabilitation services that will best meet their needs and be closer to their local community and families.

"The whole service is focused on working towards independence and recovery to enable service users to regain health and mental wellness before moving to live as independently as possible when they are discharged."