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Stobhill - New Mental Health Wards

Works are well under way on the £10.7million project, with a target completion date of Summer 2020.

Stobhill Acute Mental Health Wards is being delivered in partnership with hub West Scotland, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) and Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP). The project was designed by Keppie Design and is currently on site with BAM Construction. The project will deliver a high quality facility that will enhance the quality of health and social care services in the Glasgow area.

The purpose of the unit will be to provide acute inpatient mental health care, including an assessment and admission function, to a large part of the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde catchment area as a component of the Board’s overall mental health services strategy. Patients seen within the unit will predominantly be over the age of 18 years. They will primarily come from East Dunbartonshire and Glasgow City, North. People under the age of 16 will be admitted to the ward only under exceptional circumstances – and for the minimum amount of time required.

The objective of the unit will be to support the safe, effective and timeous assessment of patients referred to it by community based mental health teams and other mental health professionals. The unit will provide safe and effective acute in-patient mental health care to those patients who have been deemed to require admission. It will provide a range of therapeutic interventions which are planned, coordinated and provided from a multidisciplinary and user/carer perspective, based on comprehensive on-going assessment.

A key aim will be to provide a platform for social inclusion. Working towards rehabilitation/discharge/recovery will be the underpinning objective at all times within the ward in order to prevent inappropriate lengths of stay and promote independence and self-reliance. Effective integrated working and communication with community based health services and other agencies will also be a key service objective. All interventions undertaken will be evidenced-based or based on national consensus good practice and will be under-pinned by national standards and clinical guidelines.

From the very outset and conception of the project clinical staff have been involved and contributed to the design of this unit, ensuring a focus on patient and staff safety, dignity and respect and management of environmental risks (such as reduced ligature and line of sight).

This is hub West Scotland’s eight project to be delivered in partnership with NHSGGC since the partnership began in 2012. This collaborative working approach brings added value by bringing the client, design team and contractor together at the start of the project. This creates the best possible brief and affordability assessment for successful delivery to programme and budget.

Hub West Scotland projects have a strong focus on inclusive growth and thus embraces the development, construction and 25 year operational phases. They identify priority groups that can benefit from the investment providing both education and employment opportunities. In partnership with our Supply Chain Partners we identify local SME’s and provide maximum tender opportunities for local businesses on each project.