HRH Countess of Wessex GCVO will officially open the new, state-of-the-art mental health inpatient facility in Ipswich on Thursday 20 October 2011.
The facility, called Woodlands, is of Suffolk Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust and replaces the out-dated wards at St Clement’s Hospital.
The Countess will meet staff, invited guests and patients, on a guided tour of the modern facility.
The building, which is based on the Ipswich Hospital site cost £19.6 million and represents of over 10 years hard work.
The facility comprises four modern inpatient wards including a later life ward and dementia assessment unit, and a psychiatric intensive care unit.
The crisis resolution home treatment teams, psychiatric liaison service for older adults and a base for approved mental health practitioners (social workers) are also housed in the building.