April 1, 2011 2.43 pm This story is over 155 months old

Rehab centre work moves to next stage

Work starts: Construction of the new rehab wards have fully begun, and residents have been notified.

Work on the new rehabilitation centre in Lincoln is now fully underway, beginning with the external changes to units behind Carholme Court.

Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust began work on the new mental health unit in August last year, with three totally new wards on Long Leys Court.

The building behind Carholme Court will be a service for female patients and allow patients to be treated closer to home and their support networks.

They will also be able to use various community services in order to aid their recovery.

Construction of the NHS building’s transformation will take six months, and residents in the St George’s area have been notified.

The internal fittings will be made later on in the year.

Since February, scaffolding was erected, loading bays added, removing and planting of trees, safety lighting for workers, and soil and gravel removed from the site.

Project leader Ann Dodd said: “This is an exciting time for the Trust as the new unit really begins to take shape.

“Support of our immediate neighbours is extremely important to us and we will endeavour to provide you with as much information about the development of these facilities through flyers, the Trust website and the resident’s blog, as well as displays around the site to reflect and inform on the changes.

“We will do our best to keep disruption to a minimum, however if you wish to advise us of a disturbance or an inconvenience in relation to the building works, please contact Costain on 0800 138 5479 and who will do our best to take remedial action.”