Milestone for new mental health wards

Ceremony marks completion of structural work on two new inpatient wards at Glasgow’s Stobhill Hospital

Monday 9th September 2019

A milestone in the construction of two new mental health wards at a Glasgow hospital has been marked, with the completion of the building’s structure.

The inpatient wards are due to open at Stobhill Hospital in summer 2020, with one dedicated to adult acute in-patient care and the other to older adults.

Health officials say they will provide facilities for patients and staff which are at the forefront of modern mental health wards.

A ‘topping out ceremony’, which marks the completion of structural building work, was performed by NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde chief executive Jane Grant.

She said: “The new purpose-built wards have been designed to be much more than a simple replacement of the existing facility.

“These new wards will provide acute inpatient mental health care, including an assessment and admission function, to a large part of our catchment area.

“They will play a key role in supporting the safe, effective and timely assessment of patients referred by community based mental health teams and other mental health professionals.”

Jacqueline Kerr, assistant chief officer at Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP), said: “This is another major milestone for delivering modern, state-of-the-art facilities for our Mental Health in-patients at Stobhill.

“The HSCP’s commitment to providing high standards of effective care in appropriate settings is clearly demonstrated by these two wonderful new wards.

“This will see our patients staying in modern wards that are at the very forefront of modern mental health in-patient accommodation.”