Partnerships in Care news - New Medium Secure Unit at Kneesworth House
We are pleased to announce confirmed plans for a new medium secure unit (3 wards, total 42 beds) to be built within the grounds of Kneesworth House Hospital. Building work will commence as soon as possible.
Kneesworth House Hospital (currently 150 beds) is set on a 48-acre site on the Cambridgeshire/ Hertfordshire border. Services are offered within spacious purpose built medium secure, secure rehabilitation and open environments providing care and treatment in differing levels of security. It promotes the development of care pathways and a positive patient experience. Patient groups at Kneesworth House include: men and women with mental illness; men with personality disorders; men with mild learning disabilities.
As a condition of obtaining planning permission for the new build we are undertaking an archaeological survey of the site before building work can commence. Assuming that nothing of note is found, we expect to commence construction of the new facility in September.
Rosario O’Connell, Regional Executive Director for the PiC Eastern region said: “This is an exciting project which we have been planning for some time. It will enable us to further enhance the Kneesworth House site and develop a very modern environment for our patients.”
“The building will comprise of 3 single storey 14 bedded wards. It will be built to a modern medium secure standard and all bedrooms will include en-suite facilities.”