Invited guests, healthcare and construction professionals gathered at Witham Court in North Hykeham to celebrate the opening of the newly refurbished and extended Brant Ward.
The redevelopment of the facility, which provides specialist mental health support and inpatient care for older adults, has been delivered by VINCI Construction UK’s North East team, on behalf of Integrated Health Projects, for Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT).
The upgraded and refreshed facilities now provide service users with modern individual en-suite rooms, improving privacy and comfort and delivering a vast improvement on the dated, dormitory-style accommodation that the facility previously housed.
Presiding at the opening ceremony was LPFT Chief Executive Brendan Hayes, who explained: “Our previous ward environment was no longer fit for purpose, dormitory style and did nothing to enhance privacy and dignity for our patients. This fantastic refurbishment will really improve the experience for our patients.”
Philip Jackson, Deputy Chair of LPFT, added; “VINCI Construction UK have done a wonderful job of keeping disruption to a minimum throughout this project, creating a truly outstanding environment for our older patients.”
VINCI’s Phil Worsnip, construction manager for the scheme, added: “I’m delighted our team was selected to deliver these new facilities which will support the important healthcare provision the Brant Ward team delivers to its service-users. It’s been a challenging and very rewarding project. As Witham Court was fully operational throughout the ward build programme, our work required the utmost attention and careful planning of construction activities. The rapport we’ve built with the management and staff at Witham Court and the Trust has been invaluable in ensuring smooth progress of the project and delivery of the improved, secure, comfortable facilities to the highest quality standard. We hope the staff and service users of the ward continue to reap the benefits of the new, improved environment, for years to come.”
Date: 20 February 2020