The initial phase will comprise a sale of three acres of land to Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV), the mental health trust that provides services in the Harrogate area.
TEWV plans to build a new purpose-built inpatient unit to replace the two wards for adults and older people currently provided at Harrogate District Hospital. The current inpatient unit does not meet the high, modern standards that the Trust expects to provide for patients and staff.
The proposed development will be a major investment in mental health facilities in Harrogate. The new state-of-the-art hospital will have 36 single en-suite bedrooms, offering excellent standards of privacy and dignity as well as safe gardens and peaceful outdoor space that patients can enjoy.
The unit will be purpose designed to offer a calm, therapeutic and safe environment that meets the specific needs of service users including people living with dementia. There will also be space for families and carers to spend time with loved ones.
If approved TEWV will develop more detailed plans for the new unit.