NHS Kingston

Outcomes from public consultation on Inpatient mental health services in south west London

Proposals approved to modernise inpatient mental health services in south west London

​​​The public consultation about the future location for mental health inpatient facilities for people in Kingston, Merton, Sutton, Richmond and Wandsworth, and for a range of specialist mental health inpatient services serving a wider catchment area closed on 21 December 2014.  We'd like to thank all local residents for their invaluable input into the consultation's proposals.

In March 2015, NHS England together with the five CCGs in south west London have now approved plans to modernise mental health services, which will see a £160 million investment into two new hospitals at Springfield and Tolworth.

In future, some of the most vulnerable people in our community will be able to access facilities that will be among the best in the country once they are built. These services will be run by South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust.

Some of the improvements to the proposals the commissioning bodies have agreed following feedback from the consultation include:

• Keeping adult deaf services on the Springfield site due to the deaf community that has built up in this area around services.

• Increasing overall mental health spending by £20 million to £157.2 million over the next five years.

• Working with service users and families via two travel steering groups to improve travel plans and access issues.

• Improving facilities for families and carers by providing visitor rooms on every ward and overnight accommodation at Tolworth for people visiting children.

• Adding in flexibility around bed numbers with contingency for a seventh adult mental health ward.

• Working to ensure excellent education provision is in place before the children’s inpatient services open in Tolworth.

• Working on plans to use part of Barnes Hospital for outpatient clinical services.

For information, full details of the consultation are available below.

 

Consultation outcomes

Click on the titles below for details of the consultation

Translations and easy read

Travel times information

Video Presentation

Summary of consultation questions and answers (Q&A)

Further information

If you require any further information or have any questions or comments about the consultation process, please contact:

Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group, Guildhall, Kingston, KT1 1EU
Tel: 020 8339 8000 or email communications@kingstonccg.nhs.uk

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