Leeds Partnerships NHS Foundation Trust

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Part of Enhancing the Healing Environment

Date started: 1 Dec 2005
Organisation: mental health
Service: mental health
Project: social spaces

Project location

The Mount, Hyde Terrace, Leeds

Aims and Outcomes

Although a recent PFI build; the unit, one of eight perinatal units in England, did not provide good social space for the inpatient mothers.

A key aim of the project was to make the dining area more usable as it felt dark, institutional and uninviting. Two distinct spaces have been created divided by a movable floor-to-ceiling screen: one next to the servery for eating, and the other a more relaxed seating area with comfortable chairs. A new conservatory has been erected adjoining the dining room and the garden beyond has been given new lighter paving and planting.

One of the nurseries has been transformed into a quiet room and has its own direct access to the garden. Simply furnished the room is both intimate and comfortable.

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