Local MP, David Rutley, has welcomed progress towards delivering new facilities to keep important inpatient mental health beds for adults and older people in Macclesfield, having campaigned on this vital issue for many months.
David is pleased to have received confirmation that preparatory building works are due to start this month on renovating Lime Walk House in Macclesfield, which will become the new inpatient unit for adults and older people experiencing serious mental health challenges. The project will be funded with £2 million of capital investment to extend and modernise facilities on-site, which will include a gymnasium and sensory garden. All rooms will be en-suite and located on a single level, for patients’ ease of access to other facilities.
In addition, the Complex Assessment and Recovery Service (CARS) Ward at Macclesfield District General Hospital is shortly to transfer to the ownership to Cheshire & Wirral Partnership NHS Trust (the local mental health service provider), to enable £2.5 million of capital investment to begin on transforming the ward into the new unit for dementia patients, which will link in with a new dementia outreach service, to support more people to live in their own homes.