Name our £20m mental health unit

Southport Visiter - - Visiter Active - BY KATE LALLY kate.lally@trin­i­tymir­ @klal­lyx

Ain­clud­ing a gym. There will also be a café, a fam­ily vis­it­ing room, “sa­cred” space, suite of of­fices and out­pa­tient ser­vices. Mersey Care’s chief ex­ec­u­tive, Joe Raf­ferty, said: “Peo­ple in our care de­serve the best stan­dards of ac­com­mo­da­tion and ther­a­peu­tic en­vi­ron­ments within the re­sources we have.”

The new hos­pi­tal will com­bine lo­cal mental health in­pa­tient care and some re­lated com­mu­nity ser­vices on the site of the for­mer South­port Gen­eral In­fir­mary, near the for­mer Chris­tiana Hart­ley mat e r n i t y unit, and con­tin­ues a long tra­di­tion of health ser­vices there.

The new build­ing is be­hind the mental health fa­cil­ity, the Boothroyd Unit, which it will re­place along with the nearby Hes­keth Cen­tre.

South­port Mersey Care NHS Foun­da­tion Trust is keen to hear, from mem­bers of the com­mu­nity, their ideas to help name the hos­pi­tal and its wards.

Nam­ing sug­ges­tion forms can also be picked up and left at The Life Rooms South­port, or email ideas be­fore Mon­day, Septem­ber 10 to South­port.Project@mers­ey­

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