New lease of life for Broomhill House building in Gedling

 New lease of life for Broomhill House building in Gedling
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Gedling’s Broomhill House building is to be given a new lease of life when it becomes home to a new mental health service in September.

The building, which is based on Main Road, will be renamed Beacon Lodge and will open to residents recovering from mental illness at the beginning of next month.

The new service will be launched in partnership with Nottinghamshire Healthcare and  Turning Point and will initially run as a pilot for 12 months.

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Nottinghamshire Healthcare say Beacon Lodge will offer patients community-based services for a maximum of eight weeks.

Simon Smith, executive director for Nottinghamshire Healthcare’s local services in the city and county, said: “I am delighted to be able to announce this new service – which will offer a safe, comfortable place for people to continue with their recovery after being in hospital and before going home.

“This type of service should offer more helpful support to prevent readmission and also be less expensive than hospital care, which is the best situation for everyone. During the 12 month pilot we will be keeping a close eye on how people get on – to demonstrate that this model really delivers. I look forward to meeting our service users in September.”

Gaye Flounders from Turning Point said: “We are really looking forward to working with Nottinghamshire Healthcare to deliver this new service, to provide much needed support for people with mental health conditions across the county.

“We have over 25 years’ experience of delivering person centred mental health services and hope to demonstrate the value of our recovery approach so that Beacon Lodge continues beyond the initial 12 month pilot period.”

Broomhill House closed it’s doors for the last time back in October 2015 after NHS chiefs called time on the old mental health unit, despite strong opposition from village residents and staff.

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