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North Lincolnshire mental health facilities upgrade

The first phase of a £1.4m project to modernise mental health services in North Lincolnshire is being marked with an open day of the new facilities.

Accommodation at the Great Oaks mental health facility in Scunthorpe has been refurbished as part of the project.

Older people's mental health services will also move under the plans.

Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation Trust said the improvements would aid patients' recovery from their illnesses.

An open day is being held at Great Oaks on Tuesday to mark the completion of the first phase of work.

Accommodation there has been transformed to provide 16 acute admission beds, two high intensity care beds and one vulnerable person's suite.

Older people's mental health services are being moved from Scunthorpe General Hospital, where dormitory-style accommodation will be replaced with single en-suite rooms.

Gary Milard, the trust's assistant director for adult inpatient mental health services, said: "This marks a key milestone in the modernisation programme that will see mental health services remodelled to ensure patients receive high quality care in facilities that are fully fit for purpose."

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