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We’re pleased to announce that Lindum Group has been appointed to transform a currently unused mental health unit into a new mental health ward designed for women in Lincolnshire.
The project was procured through our Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) with Lindum appointed to carry out the building work by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT NHS) after a Further Competition process.
The £400,000 scheme will see the creation of an acute treatment ward for women who are experiencing a severe, short term episode of mental ill health.
Work to renovate Ash Villa, located at Greylees near Sleaford, is expected to begin on September 28th.
A word from Lindum Group
Lindum director Richard Shaw, said: “We are pleased to be working with LPFT to deliver this new facility, which will be an important addition to mental health services in Lincolnshire.
“We will be adapting and refurbishing the existing layout to provide 15 beds for an adult clinical service; in-line with all associated HTMs and HBN requirements of a mental health inpatient environment. The works will involve anti-ligature and anti-vandal elements.
“We are a local construction company and we will be using many of our own employees on this contract. We will also work with local contractors and suppliers where we can.”
Responding to the impact of Covid-19
The decision to reutilise the unit as a treatment centre for women will complement existing adult acute mental health wards in the county and support the Trust’s on-going response to coronavirus. As well as supporting its ambition to reduce the number of patients travelling outside of Lincolnshire for hospital care.
LPFT Director of Operations, Chris Higgins, added: “The NHS has been in an unprecedented position over the last few months responding to the national coronavirus pandemic. This has had significant and long-lasting impact on how the NHS and the Trust develop and deliver services now and in the future.
“We have wanted to eliminate the number of patients travelling for acute care for some time and coronavirus has magnified this challenge. Over the last two years we have had more females admitted to acute inpatient services than males and these additional beds will allow us flexibility across our entire adult acute inpatient services.”
Emma Hesbrook, Regional Relationship Manager at Pagabo, said: “We are delighted to have worked on this project together with LPFT.
“We drove forward this project to make sure their needs were met, bringing them together with a partner that has given them the best value for money whilst still delivering quality on what is an important project.
“As that partner, Lindum have worked tirelessly to ensure this significant addition to the area’s mental health services is delivered on time and on budget.”
A project we're proud to be part of
As a business with a strong passion for mental health, this project is one we’re really proud to be a part of.
It’s great to see that construction will be in motion at the end of September and we hope the new improved facility will go some way to supporting people who need it in the Lincolnshire area.
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