Following the drop-in session held at the SRP Hospital last week, one of the ideas floated was that the George Bryan Centre may reopen for outpatients on a temporary basis while the consultation continues to assess the long term future of the building.
This would be the wing which was not affected by the fire. The West Wing has now been fully demolished following the fire. The Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust who manage the building are currently exploring ways of getting outpatient only mental health services back at the Centre as soon as possible.
I think this is great news, making it easier for people to access services, rather than having to travel to the next nearest mental health specialist hospital, in Stafford.
I will of course continue to press for the George Bryan Centre to maintain a presence in our local area. I also emphasised the importance of the community having feedback on the process recently with the Health Secretary.
If you are a resident, particularly a patient or carer who would like to give feedback about the future of the George Bryan Centre you can still provide feedback online by clicking here.