Monday, 26 July 2021
Earlier this year we ran a community competition to name our new forensic and non-forensic buildings.
We received a many poignant and interesting suggestions for the buildings – thank you to everyone who submitted an entry.
One of the nominations was the ‘Shaftesbury Building’ – which our judges loved as it represented a clear link from our rich history to our modern-day facilities. We also felt that naming our forensic building the ‘Shaftesbury Building’ would help service users continue to navigate the new estate easier.
Despite settling on one name, we still need your help to name our non-forensic building, as our judges were split between two choices.
The first choice is ‘Tota’ which was the Anglo-Saxon name for Tooting, which has clear links to the location of Springfield Hospital.
The second choice is ‘Trinity’; ‘Tooting Bec Station’ was originally named ‘Trinity Road Station’, which again has close links to the Trust geographically. The name was changed in October 1950, and October happens to be Mental Health Awareness Month.
We have set up a quick poll which you can complete by clicking here to choose either Tota or Trinity. Polls will close at 12 noon on Friday 30 July 2021.
Transforming our estate
By 2024 the Trust’s Integrated Programme will transform mental health services in south west London, providing better care, closer to home. 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 at Springfield Hospital will provide high quality inpatient services that are designed to deliver the most modern mental health care in the country; giving people the best chance to recover in the best environment, and will support staff to deliver the outstanding care our service users deserve from us.
Visit the Estates Modernisation section of our website to find out more about how we are transforming services across south west London.
Please email Communications@swlstg.nhs.uk if you have any questions.