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Medium Secure Mental Health Unit handed over to NHS Trust

Medium Secure Mental Health Unit handed over to NHS Trust

IHP, a joint venture between VINCI Construction UK and Sir Robert McAlpine, has completed a new £7.5m Medium Secure Unit (MSU) for Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust.

The thirteen month contract started on site in November 2013 and included the extension of the existing unit to house an additional 25-bed supported living units as well as office space for staff and additional car parking.

Joe Peers, Director of Estates and Facilities, said:

"This significant investment has meant that we are in the position to provide a warm and welcoming therapeutic recovery environment, built to a very high safety standard.
The additional 25 beds will allow the Trust to care for service users which had previously been cared for by a private provider for the last 12 years.

As well as the environmental improvements, there will be a range of other benefits for the patients including access to a range of facilities both at the Edenfield Centre and the Trust site.”

Dave Spencer, Senior Project Manager from IHP, added:

“Having secured consecutive contracts with the Trust is proof that our partnership is helping shape mental health facilities for Greater Manchester. The new Medium Secure Unit was designed specifically to assist with patients’ recovery and to create a comfortable and safe environment for all.”

The first of the two contracts was awarded to IHP in November 2011. This resulted in a new £10m, two-storey, Tier 4 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in-patient facility, known as Junction 17. The mental health facility for young people also featured an on-site college and was handed over to the Trust in August 2013.

Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and social care services for day visitors and in-patients. The facility specialises in mental health and substance misuse services for people living within Greater Manchester.

Date: 28/10/2014

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