Grand opening for new mental health Urgent Care Centre - The Solihull Observer
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8th Aug, 2022

Grand opening for new mental health Urgent Care Centre

Sarah Mason 19th Feb, 2022

THE RIBBON was cut and patients were welcomed to a new mental health Urgent Care Centre.

Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust (BSMHFT) joined forces with Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Trust’s Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) to open the facility at Oleaster in Edgbaston.

The centre has been created to improve patients’ access to urgent mental health assessment and provide a therapeutic environment for adults and children.

The centre is part of the work taking place around the transforming crisis pathway and supports the long term vision of an integrated crisis offer.

BSMHFT say it will support health professionals from adult and children’s services, working seamlessly.

Alex Borg, Executive director of Mental Health services at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital said: “FTB are thrilled to see the official opening of the Oleaster Urgent Care Centre, the £1m investment has created a purpose-built facility that will be one of the first all-age centres for mental health urgent care and is the first step in true partnership working across our mental health care system.

“Following consultation, careful planning with young people and a lot of hard work, FTB will be providing the new Psychiatric Decisions Unit.

“This will aid crisis and urgent assessments for young people under 18 and is part of the ongoing investment in mental health services by Birmingham and Solihull in relation to children and young people’s crisis care.”

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