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  •  Join us at next week's public consultation at Barnes Hospital

     

    As part of the exciting transformations happening across South West London and St George’s, our Trust has been working on new plans for the redevelopment of Barnes Hospital in the Borough of Richmond.

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    We want to hear from you if you have a comment, concern or compliment. If you have any questions or something to tell us about any of our services please talk to a member of staff such as the ward manager or matron in the service you are using.

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    We believe that good staff and good patient experience go hand in hand and the people who work with us are at the very heart of delivering an excellent service to our patients.

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    Springfield moves

    This autumn our Trust will be opening two brand new mental health facilities at Springfield University Hospital in Wandsworth.

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South London Mental Health and Community Partnership (SLP)

The South London Mental Health and Community Partnership Committees in Common meeting will be held online on Thursday 22 September at 13:00 until 15:00. pdf Part A of this meeting (4.50 MB) , from 13:00 to 14:25, is open to the public and you can join the meeting via the Microsoft Teams link.

We are part of a unique partnership of three South London mental health trusts, bringing together clinical expertise, experience and innovation to benefit patients.

Colleagues from Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, and South West London and St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust collaborate where we can improve quality, use resources most effectively – and provide better care, experience and outcomes for patients and staff – by working together.

SLP Impact infographic Jan 2021website

Working collaboratively  and at scale across South London’s 3.6 million+ population means we can transform outcomes for people with specialist, sometimes complex, mental health conditions. We aim to be transformational in developing new ways of working; implement consistent best practice clinical pathways; and commission the right services to meet local population health needs.

Our Trusts’ clinicians, operational and corporate services teams; local, regional and national partners; and patients come together to co-design evidence-based approaches that deliver better care, closer to home for our communities. We aim to maximise value for the NHS, enabling reinvestment in enhanced and new specialist local and South London-wide services.

Major specialist areas of work where the three Trusts collaborate include:

  • Forensic (Adult Secure) Provider Collaborative
  • CAMHS (Tier 4) Provider Collaborative
  • Adult Eating Disorders Provider Collaborative
  • Nursing Development Programme
  • Complex Care Programme
  • Corporate Services Programme

More information and latest SLP news here

Get involved - make a difference

Get involved - make a difference

If you want to help us make a difference, please think about getiing involved with the Trust services.

Getting involved means that you will be helping the Trust to develop services that really meet the needs of people with mental health problems and their carers. You can also help us to make sure that our services are safe, caring, effective, well-led and responsive.

Anyone who has lived experience of mental health problems or has experience of caring for a relative or friend is welcome to share their expertise with us in a number of ways:

  • Providing personal feedback on services
  • Joining our Patient Quality Forum or our Carer’s Friends and Family Reference Group
  • Joining our recruitment panels
  • Sharing your views in planning workshops
  • Joining research groups
  • Taking part in service visits such as 15 Steps and quality improvement reviews

Training and support is available, so if you are interested do get in touch! You can offer as much or as little time as works for you.

We also have a volunteering scheme for anyone who is interested in supporting people with mental health problems.

If you are interested just contact us on involvement@swlstg.nhs.uk for more information

FInd out more about our involvement plan. Find out more

 

 Estate Modernisation

SLP publications

Review of SIM in South London mental health trusts

The Serenity Integrated Mentoring (SIM) model was a model of care aimed at supporting a small group of people with complex mental health needs. It was decommissioned by the South London Partnership (SLP) in March 2021.

A thorough review was conducted and the findings of this review are available in the SIM briefing document or you can read the full report here. There is no recommissioning of SIM in any form in South London.  

NHS England is drafting a national response to concerns around the SIM model and it will be available to read on this webpage when published.

Springfield Hospital redevelopment - frequently asked questions

Springfield Village - frequently asked questions

What is Springfield Village?

Springfield Village is a new mixed-used community in development at the Trust’s Springfield site. It will combine healthcare and residential neighbourhoods in a parkland setting including the delivery of two new mental health facilities.

It is being delivered through the Trust’s Estate Modernisation Programme (EMP) alongside our delivery partners, STEP, a 50/50 partnership with Sir Robert McAlpine Capital Ventures Ltd and Kajima Partnership.   The residential elements are being delivered by City & Country (heritage conversion) and Barratt London (new homes).


What is being delivered as part of the investment?

As part of a multimillion pound investment the Trust’s Integrated Programme will deliver:

  • A new ‘Springfield Village’ providing:
    • New and up to date healthcare buildings at Springfield University Hospital
    • A 32-acre public park in Tooting – providing excellent outdoor space for our community
    • Shops and a café – amenities for everyone to use
    • Brand new homes – providing hundreds of homes for families
    • Land for a new school – investing in our children’s future
  • Investment in local transport facilities – boosting transport links for residents

Expanded community healthcare – treating people closer to their families and their home

Where has the money come from for this redevelopment?

The redevelopment is mainly funded through the sale of surplus land no longer required for our services.

Is there a need to redevelop Springfield University Hospital?

The programme represents major innovation and investment in our local communities. Most of our existing inpatient facilities were not designed with today’s needs in mind and we still care for some service users in buildings which are more than 150 years old.

Set to open during 2022, the new facilities will provide high quality inpatient services that are designed to deliver the modern mental health care; giving people the best chance to recover in the best environment, and supporting our staff to deliver the outstanding care our service users deserve from us.

The development of these modern mental health facilities is crucial in ensuring people with mental health issues are treated the same as those people with physical health issues.

What are the latest developments on-site?

The development of our new forensic and non-forensic buildings has progressed at pace following final sign off on the Full Business Case in September 2019. You can keep up with the latest developments on-site here.

Delivery remains on track for late 2022 despite the impact of the pandemic. Following a temporary pause to works of eight days in March 2020, construction work recommenced on 1 April 2020, in line with latest government COVID guidance. STEP carried out thorough health and safety checks and made all adjustments necessary to reopen the site.

We are continually monitoring Government COVID guidance and are working to ensure construction can continue safely. 

What will the new facilities look like?

Our two new healthcare buildings at Springfield will house a total of eight wards,  four wards each.

These buildings form a ‘mental health corridor’ with the two new buildings and a current modern building, Storey, which was built in 2008, all adjacent to one another. This will allow clinicians to move between the different buildings much more easily than on our current site.

What are the timelines for completion?

New-build housing delivered by Barratt London commenced in January 2021 and work on the residential conversion of our listed buildings commenced in October 2020 following approval of detailed planning for its first phase in July 2020.

There will be further future house building and some associated infrastructure, but dates are not confirmed as yet.

Our new mental health facilities are expected to be finished by October 2022.

The first and largest part of the park, south of the Burntwood Lane entrance, is expected to be open by Summer 2023 whilst the second part of the park, north of the Burntwood Lane entrance, is due to be open by Spring 2024.

You can access the development’s site map here.

How have service users and staff been involved in this work?

Many service users and staff have been involved in contributing towards designs and outline plans for the new hospitals.

Since 2012 over 400 meetings, seminars and workshops with our service users and their carers, nurses, doctors and other clinical experts, as well as consultations with the local community. This engagement has directly guided the design and layout of the new hospital buildings.

Engagement will continue so that our new facilities are built in conjunction with the people who are using them.

What will the benefits be for the community overall?

Springfield Village will provide outstanding new environments for staff and patients which support individual patient needs, allowing staff to work in a way that is productive and supportive to recovery.

Our new facilities will embrace cutting-edge technologies, providing modern and up-to-date mental health services for our patients.

The development will deliver a fantastic new outdoor space in the shape of a 32-acre public park, as well as funding for improved transport links. The new buildings will be of the highest quality, with better safety and security for service users. There will also be a significant amount of new housing on the site, over 800 residential dwellings, including affordable housing.

Building a centre of excellence for impatient mental health care at Springfield University Hospital will help attract the best healthcare staff available as they will be working in the highest quality surroundings and within a first-class environment.

How are construction works impacting the hospital and its services?

One of the guiding principles for the Estate Modernisation Programme is to ensure that the Trust’s services are able to continue with minimal disruption.

The only ward that has been affected to date is Ellis Ward which vacated the old Victorian main building and relocated to a newly refurbished ward at Tolworth Hospital in Kingston.

Regular programme communications are shared with staff and patient networks including any permanent or temporary site changes, and we work closely with our development partners to minimise any disruption wherever possible.

What is being done about the loss of trees caused by excavations?

To minimise the ecological impact of excavations we have worked closely with both the Council and the local Tree Conservation Officer, and removed trees on the site are deemed to be of low or moderate value.

Their loss will be mitigated through the planting of around 700 carefully selected trees across the new Springfield Park and throughout the development.

How are construction works impacting the surrounding neighbourhoods?

We want to be a good neighbour and are working hard together with STEP and Sir Robert McAlpine (SRM) to keep disruption to a minimum.

We understand that construction work can generate levels of noise, dust and vibrations. These risks and impacts are being carefully monitored and managed by the project team as a priority and SRM have implemented control measures in line with Wandsworth Council guidance for construction and demolition projects.

SRM are also ensuring compliance with London’s ‘Low Emission Zone’ for Non-Road Mobile Machinery air quality initiative, which requires onsite compliance with specific emission levels to reduce pollution and help improve London’s overall air quality.

Measures are in place to support 24/7 monitoring of noise, dust and vibration across the project, with programmed warnings in place to notify construction staff immediately of any elevated levels. Four monitoring stations are in place across the site with each using a live telemetry system with programmed staged alerts allowing immediate response by SRM should any elevated air quality, noise or vibration levels be measured.

In addition, any out of hours work is approved by the council and advertised to local residents via the website and email distribution.

SRM are also members of the Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS), a scheme that Construction sites, companies and suppliers voluntarily register with and agree to abide by the Code of Considerate Practice, designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements. This includes elements of health and safety, environment and community. The site is audited independently twice a year. Please refer to the CCS website for more details - www.ccscheme.org.uk.

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Regular updates on planned construction works are also available via the STEP website. You can sign up to receive these here

You can also directly contact the Trust with any concerns or queries by emailing us.

 

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