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Interserve opens new £5m mental health unit at Bodmin Community Hospital, Cornwall, UK

by Interserve Press Office | Sep 09, 2019

Interserve opens new £5m mental health unit at Bodmin Community Hospital, Cornwall, UKInterserve Group Limited, the international support services, construction and equipment group, has completed the new and much-needed Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) unit at Bodmin Community Hospital in Cornwall.

Interserve was appointed under the P22 framework by Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust to design and build the CAMHS unit to deliver care to support the needs of young people suffering with mental ill health, who previously had to receive their inpatient treatment outside the county.

Sowenna, the new purpose built modern therapeutic unit, provides inpatient mental health and psychiatric intensive care for children and young people in the 13-18 age category across Cornwall.

Paul Gale, Divisional Director at Interserve Construction, said: “We were delighted to have been selected to deliver this vital project, which plays a key role in supporting children and adolescents with mental health issues in Cornwall.

“The Sowenna unit is a great example of the pioneering work Interserve delivers in the health sector and further underscores our capabilities in delivering ground-breaking work for the NHS across the UK including projects such as the Proton Beam Therapy centre for Christies Hospital in Manchester.”

The building also delivers day care and educational services to both day and residential service users, with 14 beds (two of which are for high dependency care) and associated inpatient accommodation, together with clinical space for inpatients and day patients to attend therapy services and to meet their educational needs.

The CAMHS Unit is divided into five elements: the entrance area, small living clusters with bedrooms, shared living areas, education block and offices. There are several courtyards within the unit to allow for light and service users access to external space and fresh air.

The reception, waiting area, café space and visitors' areas are all located at the front of the Unit and they are accessible to both service users and visitors. Meanwhile, full height curtain wailing creates a dynamic and active facade to enable a welcoming entrance into the building and help blur line boundaries between the inpatient facility and the community.

Offices are located on the first floor away from service users and the visitors’ areas and will only be accessed by staff.

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For more information contact:

Ian Green
Corporate Affairs Manager (Interserve Construction)
Telephone: 07740 513535

About Interserve Group Limited

Interserve Group Limited is one of the world’s foremost support services and construction companies. Everything we do is shaped by our core values. We are a leader in innovative and sustainable outcomes for our clients and a great place to work for our people. We offer advice, design, construction, equipment, facilities management and frontline public services. We are headquartered in the UK and have consolidated revenues of £2.9bn and a workforce of circa 68,000 people worldwide.

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