The New St Ann's
Latest news on redevelopment of St Ann's Hospital, Haringey
Illustration of the new St Ann's
The redevelopment of St Ann’s Hospital in Haringey is now under way and the new mental health inpatient facilities will open in summer 2020.
The plans were developed with patients, staff and local stakeholders and involve a series of improvements to the healthcare campus, which will occupy just over one third of the site, along with a residential development to create new family houses and flats for local people. All the current health services will remain, but be provided in improved facilities, including a new mental health inpatient building to replace the current poor quality mental health wards on the site.
When the new mental health building opens in summer 2020, the current wards will be replaced by brand new, state-of-the-art facilities, which will be amongst the best in the country. This will then free the current ward buildings, which will be refurbished. The Trust’s other clinical and corporate services in the original 1930s blocks will then relocate into the refurbished accommodation by late 2021, which will release the land no longer needed for NHS use for residential development.
The residential development follows the sale of the land no longer needed by the NHS to the Greater London Authority (GLA) in 2018. The GLA will develop the surplus land for housing, with at least 50% of the new homes being designated as affordable housing. 22 of the flats to be built will be available to the Trust to use to help recruit clinical staff.
Phase 2 of the redevelopment
Following completion of Phase 1, the new mental health inpatient building, in late summer 2020, the current wards will relocate into the new, state of the art block. This will allow Phase 2 to commence by autumn 2020 and be completed by late 2022.
Phase 2 involves a number of other significant improvements to the hospital campus including the refurbishment of the current wards for a number of patient services and support staff accommodation, the construction of a new staff restaurant and staff training / education facilities, improvements to G and H Blocks and a range of other site infrastructure improvements including revised roadways and car parking. It will also include constructing a new Estates and Facilities yard on the retained part of the hospital site to enable the Trust to vacate the part of the site sold to the Greater London Authority (GLA).
The Trust has appointed Integrated Health Projects (who are building Phase 1) as the contractor for Phase 2. Design work for Phase 2 has commenced and will run until early 2020, with discussions with those services affected about their future requirements. The Phase 2 planning work will take time, no final decisions will be made until early 2020, with work commencing in autumn 2020 for two years. The Project Team will keep those areas affected updated on progress as we move forward.
Phase 2, once completed in late 2022, will bring major improvements for patients, visitors and staff. Although the construction programme may cause some minor inconveniences in the short term, it will be worthwhile in the long term, with a new hospital we can all be really proud of.
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Issue 1 - February 2019