Blossom Court, St Ann’s Hospital shortlisted for the 2020 HSJ Awards

Date: 18 November 2020

HSJ Mental Health Innovation Award

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust is delighted to announce that Blossom Court, our new state of the art mental health inpatient building at St Ann’s Hospital in Tottenham, has been shortlisted in the 2020 HSJ Awards. There was tough competition with over 1,000 entries to the awards.

Blossom Court has been selected in the Mental Health Innovation of the Year category based on the ambition, visionary spirit and the demonstrable positive impact it has had on patient and staff experiences. 

The project involved an innovative partnership with the Greater London Authority and significant engagement with patients, staff, partners and the wider community to reach a widely supported redevelopment plan for the hospital site. There was then ongoing collaboration with patients and staff throughout the development of the design for the new building.

The environment was purposefully designed to be as light and spacious as possible and patients say they feel more able to join in with groups in the larger, more open activity rooms or take some time out in the purpose-built quiet rooms. Mood lighting and sensory equipment was developed in consultation with patients to help to address feelings of agitation or distress. Access to exercise equipment in the innovative outside spaces has really helped to alleviate the boredom patients can often experience on inpatient wards. 

Jinjer Kandola, Chief Executive said: “Being recognised at a national level in this way is a real tribute to the shared vision and collaboration between our staff, our service users and our local community which has resulted in this wonderful building. Blossom Court sets the bar high – this is how all mental health care should look and we are committed to improving the rest of our estate over the coming years, so all our patients can enjoy the quality of environment that Blossom Court now provides.”

Winners will be selected ahead of the HSJ Awards ceremony, which will take place virtually in March 2021.

 
   
  • Summary:

    Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust is delighted to announce that Blossom Court, our new state of the art mental health inpatient building at St Ann’s Hospital in Tottenham, has been shortlisted in the 2020 HSJ Awards. There was tough competition with over 1,000 entries to the awards.