Thorpe Coombe Hospital in Walthamstow has celebrated a significant phase in the construction of the Jane Atkinson Health and Wellbeing Centre, their new bespoke mental health and community health centre, with a ‘topping-out’ ceremony.
The building will provide a state-of-the-art mental health and community hub, offering an improved space from which NELFT will provide mental and community health services to the local community. The new facility will deliver a range of outpatient services in a unique setting benefiting service users, visitors and staff.
To mark this important milestone in the project, Joe Fielder (NELFT Chair) completed the last area of stone cover to the roof. Joe was joined by Chief Executive, John Brouder, Sue Boon, Director of Integrated Care for Waltham Forest and representatives from R G Carter Construction, Ryder Architecture, Northmores, and Currie & Brown for the event.
Speaking at the ceremony, Joe said:
“It is my great pleasure to be part of this event. NELFT are very excited be able to offer mental health and community health services from such a contemporary environment, the modern décor is being designed to make visitors feel safe and comfortable. Up to date technology and the co-location and integration of mental health and community services will allow NELFT to continue to improve the mental health and community services offer along with the patient experience”
Joe announced that in honour of his predecessor, the new site will be named The Jane Atkinson Centre. Joe described Jane as a passionate mental health visionary and the naming of the centre as a fitting tribute.
John thanked everyone at NELFT and Carter for their input and hard work in making this build happen.
The building is due to be completed in summer 2019 with NELFT receiving patients from autumn 2019.