Governing Body endorse plans for new mental health hospital

Following NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) public consultation on the development of a new mental health hospital, outline plans for a new mental health facility in York were endorsed by the CCG’s Governing Body at its meeting on the 13 July.

The Governing Body endorsed the plans set out by Tees Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust for a new hospital on a preferred site off the city’s Haxby Road.

The new facility will provide two adult, single sex wards and two older people’s wards, one for people with dementia and one for people with mental health problems such as psychosis, severe depression or anxiety.

Phil Mettam, the CCG’s Accountable Officer said: “I’m delighted that the Governing Body has endorsed the outline plans which bring a purpose-designed hospital with 72 beds back to York.”

Work is ongoing to finalise plans for the new hospital including purchasing the site, the submission of a formal planning application and the appointment of a construction partner.

The full business case will be considered by the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust’s Board of Directors early in 2018.

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