Go-ahead for ground breaking new £150m mental health facilities at Springfield University Hospital
South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust (SWLSTG) has announced that it has secured government approval to start work on its two new state-of-the-art facilities for south west Londoners.
The Trust received government approval for its Full Business Case for the development following extensive engagement with the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS Improvement, NHS England and Her Majesty's Treasury.
G&T has provided Cost and Project Management services on this multi-million pound development which will see the construction of two new world-class mental health inpatient facilities, set to open in 2022, on the Trust's largest site in Tooting, south London. This includes eight new inpatient wards which will be further boosted by the modernisation of the Trust's community services.
SWLSTG has already started construction work on this programme, which will include 839 new homes and a 32-acre public park - the first of its kind since the 2012 London Olympics - as well as community shops and a café. Land will also be made available for a new school and more than £5million will be invested in new transport facilities.
"This new environment will make a huge difference to our patients and the way we provide the best quality care towards their recovery."
Ann Beasley CBE, Chair of SWLSTG
Ann Beasley CBE, Chair of SWLSTG said, "This is the biggest landmark yet in our Estate Modernisation Programme and we are extremely proud of getting permission to go ahead and being able to start work on these brand-new, first class inpatient facilities. This new environment will make a huge difference to our patients and the way we provide the best quality care towards their recovery."
This huge milestone in the Trust's Estate Modernisation Programme marks a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform the way the SWLSTG delivers mental health services for 1.1m south west Londoners. Over the last 10 years the Trust has been working tirelessly, with the support of patients, carers and the local community, towards this achievement.
It has successfully built the case for change to support the development of mental health facilities fit for the 21st century, and also to become a part of the community, therefore working to reduce the stigma of mental health conditions.