When the initial George Bryan Centre engagement events were announced, I hoped that patients, carers and local people would have a strong say on the future of the hospital. The fire sadly meant that the wings of the George Bryan Centre needed to be demolished, now the NHS is considering the future use of the site.
While the engagement events have gone well so far with a broad range of feedback provided, I am pleased to announce that after making the request, the Midlands NHS Partnership Foundation Trust have agreed to hold a further event at the Sir Robert Peel Hospital.
I thought that this venue would be ideal, particularly as some of the current George Bryan Service users are receiving day-patient support at the hospital. I understand that when the initial engagement dates were decided, the hospital had been considered as a venue but because the demolition was yet to take place, it was thought in appropriate.
Now the demolition work has largely been carried out, it feels more appropriate to use the site as a place to talk about the future of the George Bryan Centre.
So if you want to give feedback, your ideas on the future of the George Bryan Centre or wish to hear more about some of the proposals put forward, please attend.
The event takes place at the main entrance of the Sir Robert Peel Hospital, Plantation Lane on Thursday 24th October 10am until 2pm. No booking is required, simply turn up and share your views.
If you cannot attend but would like to give feedback, you can do so by completing the Trust's online form by clicking here.
All ideas and outputs from the engagement sessions will go forward to the Trust's public board for further review in November.
I hope we can continue to make the site work well for the town and keep a top levels of mental health support within our area.