Find out about new hospital on doorstep
TWO roadshows will showcase Southport’s proposed new mental health hospital starting this week in the run-up to World Mental Health Day.
Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust is inviting the local community to drop in to the events prior to construction this autumn.
The trust, which provides mental health services plus a range of community and other services throughout Sefton, Liverpool and further afield, wants to share latest design visuals and update visitors at two public events.
They take place today, Thursday, October 5 and Wednesday, October 11 from 9am to 7pm, and are being held at Mersey Care’s new Life Rooms centre in Southport, off Lord Street at 23 to 35 Scarisbrick Avenue.
The roadshows follow Sefton Council’s approval of planning permission for redevelopment of land which is owned by Mersey Care on the former Southport General Infirmary site, off Scarisbrick New Road.
The new 44-bed hospital will replace the existing mental health unit on the site, the Boothroyd Unit, as well as the Hesketh Centre located near Hesketh Park.
A Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust spokesman said: “This is an opportunity to drop in to see our display and talk to staff working on this project, including our construction partners and design team.
“We want to keep local residents living near the Boothroyd site informed so they are aware of construction arrangements to ensure minimum possible levels of disruption as site works get under way within coming months.’’
The spokesman continued: “We hope our roadshows will help show how we seek to enhance the care environment and replace an unsightly derelict vacant plot and old hospital buildings with a bright, welcoming and therapeutic facility.
“This project provides major investment that will also have a positive impact on the local economy.”
The planned mental health hospital on land Mersey Care owns, on the former Southport General Infirmary site, off Scarisbrick New Road