Hospital to get £16m boost

Fieldhead Hospital
Fieldhead Hospital

Health bosses are preparing to invest £16 million to redevelop Fieldhead Hospital.

The South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has announced plans to refurbish the non-secure units, Priory and Trinity, as well as the older people’s inpatient unit Chantry.

They also plan to build new state-of -the-art therapeutic areas and en-suite bathrooms .

The money will also go towards refurbishing visitor and reception areas. The redevelopment is expected to be completed in 2018.

Wakefield MP Mary Creagh said: “This is great news for local mental health provision and disability services. This injection of funds will make a huge difference to people.

“I can’t wait to see the new buildings take shape.”