A new generation of mental health hospitals @Mersey_Care


A new generation of mental health hospitals

Mersey Care is a large mental health trust. Our inpatient, community and administrative services are currently provided from 73 buildings across 30 sites.

We aim to provide perfect care and an important part of this is providing our services in buildings with facilities that are comfortable, modern and support people towards recovery.

Our ambitious five year estates plan means that by 2018 everyone who uses our services will be cared for in new or refurbished buildings; people who need to be admitted will stay in a single bedroom with an ensuite bathroom.

We value our staff and our plan includes refurbishing or renewing all the buildings in which they work. We are proud to be the first NHS organisation in the country to gain the Royal Institute of Surveyors SKA Gold award for the sustainable fit out of our trust offices in Prescot. The award criteria includes over 100 good practice measures covering, energy, CO2 emissions, waste, water, materials, pollution, wellbeing and transport.

You can contact our Estates and Facilities Administration team via the switchboard on 0151 473 0303.

Clock View Hospital

Our Clock View hospital exemplifies a new generation of mental health hospitals providing therapeutic environments and approaches to care designed to improve recovery, wellbeing and reduce lengths of stay…Read more



Transforming Medium Secure Services

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust is embarking on the development of a high quality, centre of excellence medium secure unit on the Maghull site.

This exciting development will comprise of:

  • 123 beds located over eight wards
  • Specialist Learning Disability and Mental Illness wards
  • An environment that will promote the integration of physical and mental wellbeing
  • A social hub incorporating a café, therapy rooms, multi faith room, sports hall, gymnasium, music rooms, skills for life room, IT suite, bank, physical health suite
  • Use of modern technology throughout the unit for the benefit of patients and staff.

The new £60m state of the art mental health unit is proposed, close to Ashworth Hospital, on Mersey Care’s Maghull Site.

An artist’s impression


The new facility would offer innovative treatments to improve recovery times for people with mental health and learning disability issues.

It is envisaged that the new development, planned for the Ashworth Hospital site, would help to ensure high quality care in a modern environment for people who need it.

We invite people to come along to a series of drop-ins so they can view our proposals in more detail.


Southport News

Our public consultations into a new mental health hospital in Southport earlier this year received overwhelming support – paving the way for further progress.

We have now submitted a planning application for our new-build in Southport, pictured below, to Sefton Council’s Planning Department. We hope we can soon forge ahead with redeveloping our existing site at the Boothroyd Unit off Scarisbrick New Road into a purpose-built modern hospital fit for the 21st Century.