Client: The Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Wellsprings Hospital in Taunton is run by The Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. It has three main sections:
Rydon Ward 1 and 2 each have 15 beds, providing assessment and treatment primarily for adults of working age experiencing an acute mental health problem.
Holford Ward provides assessment and intensive acute treatment for detained individuals in the most disturbed phase of their mental illness, whose capacity for self-control and associated risks cannot be therapeutically managed on a general open acute ward.
Pyrland Ward 1 has 14 beds providing assessment and treatment for older people suffering from acute mental problems such as depression; anxiety and bi-polar disorder. Pyrland 2 has 15 beds providing assessment and treatment for older people suffering from dementia and other confused states
Some of the contracts we have been involved in are:
Reconfiguration and extension of Rydon Ward, Wellsprings Hospital, Taunton, Somerset
Convert Rydon Ward into two independent 15 beds acute mental health wards, one on each floor, incorporating en-suite bedrooms throughout and a female only area in each.
This scheme involved the partial demolition of the existing ward and the construction and conversion to form two independent 15-bed acute mental health wards, one on each floor, incorporating en-suite bedrooms throughout and a female only area in each. In addition, staff and medical facilities are being constructed on the first floor.
A range of further facilities have also been provided including sitting and quiet room, dining room and an activity area.
Built within the operational Wellsprings facility, careful planning was essential due to the “sensitive” nature of the site.
As well as Rydon Ward we have been CDMC on refurbishment works to Pyrland Ward, the geriatric unit and Foundation House, the outpatients’ unit. Both of these were carried out whilst these units were in occupation by the patients.
We also acted as CDMC on refurbishment works to Holford Ward which is the PICU adjoining Rydon Ward whilst the patients had been relocated.