Endcliffe Ward (PICU) wins Refurbishment Project of the Year

5th October 2016

We are delighted to announce that Endcliffe Ward (our new psychiatric intensive care unit) won Refurbishment Project of the Year at last night's Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management Awards.

The new building, on the former Oakwood site at the Longley Centre, Northern General Hospital, includes three separate enclosed garden spaces, an occupational therapy room, a family room (to enable children to visit) and a prayer/quiet room.  There are ten bedrooms set around a courtyard and variety of therapy and day areas.  It provides both a more healing environment for service users and a better working environment for staff.

The new unit is part of a programme of reconfiguration to ensure care is delivered in the most appropriate settings for service users.  The programme includes investments in community provision as well as in therapeutic environments for service users who require hospital admission.

The successful completion of phase one is thanks to the hard work of all the service users, Trust staff and stakeholders who contributed both to the design and the entire project.  Thank you in particular to P+HS Architects, Arcadis and Cad 21 as well as everyone else involved.  Together we achieved our vision of a spacious, healing environment for service users.