Publish date: 7 October 2021

Update on new mental health hospital for Liverpool

Design workshops and engagement sessions for clinical staff and inpatient service users at Mersey Care have been progressing well as we continue to forge ahead with our plans to create a new 80-bed “Liverpool 2” facility on the old Mossley Hill Hospital site.

Mersey Care Strategic Estates’ Business Partner Margy James was joined by Interior Designer at Gilling Dod Architects Laura Grayken and architect Sharlene McFarlane, to lead workshops at inpatient units Broadoak at Broadgreen Hospital and Windsor House in Liverpool 8. The sessions range across a variety of aspects of the internal design and colour schemes.

The Broadoak Unit and Windsor House currently provide adult mental health inpatient care and some related community services, but their buildings are out-dated and no longer fit for purpose. Both units have dormitory wards and are located so there is no easy access to outside space or gardens.

As part of Mersey Care’s ambition to eradicate dormitory-style accommodation the Trust is bidding for national funding. Work on demolishing the former Mossley Hill site is progressing well – the hundred-year-old hospital site is due to be cleared by early next year ready for redevelopment to commence in 2022 and completed in 2024.

 

Mersey Care’s Chairman Beatrice Fraenkel (centre) with Liverpool City Council Greenbank Ward councillors, project partners and staff at Connell Brothers Demolition during a site visit

Mersey Care’s Chairman Beatrice Fraenkel (centre) with Liverpool City Council Greenbank Ward councillors, project partners and staff at Connell Brothers Demolition during a site visit to see progress over clearing the old Mossley Hill Hospital buildings ready for redevelopment as a modern mental health facility (Photo taken outdoors with social distancing rules).

Staff at the Broadoak Unit pictured at one of the workshops discussing design aspects of plans for a new 80-bed mental health facility for Liverpool.

Staff at the Broadoak Unit pictured at one of the workshops discussing design aspects of plans for a new 80-bed mental health facility for Liverpool.