Work complete on Wesham mental health rehabilitation centre

The Eric Wright Group has completed work on a new community-facing NHS mental health rehabilitation centre in Wesham.

The new service is based at the former Wesham Hospital Rehabilitation site on Mowbreck Lane, which has been refurbished by the Bamber Bridge-based group in partnership with Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust (LSCft), Healthcare Support and Infrastructure Services (HSIS) and Frank Whittle Partnership.

Wesham Rehabilitation Centre, which can accommodate 28 people, includes treatment rooms, living space, therapy gardens and a community café at the entrance. It is designed to provide a bridge between acute care and community living.

It will offer service users a holistic approach including learning opportunities that help lead people towards happier and more fulfilling lives with the opportunity to regain skills and confidence with everyday tasks such as cooking, cleaning and looking after their own health and wellbeing.

James Eager from Eric Wright Construction said: "This is another fabulous health resource for the people of Preston and it is great to see the fit out complete and the building ready for use.

"We are bringing forward many health and community projects across the region for the NHS which are helping to enrich people’s lives from GP surgeries to diagnostic units and we’re very proud to have been able to help transform this building into such a valuable community resource."