New St Ann's Hospital building and ward names: results of the competition announced

Date: 04 February 2020

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Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust has announced the winners of a competition to name the new St Ann’s mental health inpatient building and its four wards.

Construction work is on track with the new building set to open in late summer this year. The new wards will have a total of 74 beds for patients who need inpatient care, including eating disorders.

Replacing the current poor quality mental health wards with modern, state of the art facilities means Haringey will soon have one of the best mental health units in the country.

Trust staff, patients and members of the public were invited to suggest names that would reflect the special place in our community the new unit will have.

The winning name for the new building itself came from BEH clinical psychologist Dr Samara Wilson and will be Blossom Court. The names of the four wards were suggested by BEH management accountant Faheem Ukadia and will be Tulip Ward, Iris Ward, Daisy Ward and Sunflower Ward.

Faheem explained the significance of the ward names: “The tulip represents someone with a caring nature who brings good wishes and joy to their friendship. The iris represents good news, and is derived from the Greek goddess of the rainbow, signifying faith, hope, wisdom, courage, and admiration.

“The daisy is Freya’s sacred flower in Norse mythology – the goddess of love, beauty, and fertility, and the daisy is a sign of new beginnings. The sunflower’s yellow colour symbolises vitality, intelligence, and happiness.”

The winners will have their name on a plaque on Blossom Court and will be invited to an opening ceremony before its doors open to patients and staff.

The plans for the redevelopment of St Ann’s Hospital were developed with patients, staff and local stakeholders and involve a series of improvements. Following completion of the new inpatient unit in summer 2020, Phase 2 will begin and will include refurbishment of other buildings, a new restaurant for visitors and staff and improvements to the site power and water supplies, roadways, car parking and landscaping. The neighboring residential development on land purchased by the Greater London Authority to create new family houses and flats for local people is due to start in 2022/23.

Jinjer Kandola, Chief Executive of Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust said: “It’s wonderful to see the new building taking shape. The new mental health unit at St Ann’s Hospital will provide the very best modern mental health care facilities for our patients.”

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Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust

We are a large provider of integrated mental health services in Barnet, Enfield and Haringey and also provide community health services in Enfield. We serve a population of 1.2 million and operate services from five main inpatient sites and a further 25 sites in the community.

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  • Summary:

    Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust has announced the winners of a competition to name the new St Ann’s mental health inpatient building and its four wards.