Buildings rise from natural contours.Health Estate. 2014 Sep; 68(8):84-8.HE
This October will see the completion of a pound 42 million, two-phase construction project by main contractor, Medicinq Osborne, to deliver a new 86-bed adult acute inpatient mental health unit for Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) at Kingsley Green near Radlett. Recently named Kingfisher Court--after 150 staff, service-users, and members of the public made their suggestions, and a majority felt 'particularly engaged' with a bird theme--the new facility is a key element of a pound100 m, five-year 'Transformation Programme' through which the Trust is aiming to significantly improve the efficiency and quality of its services across Hertfordshire, North Essex, and Norfolk. As HEJ editor, Jonathan Baillie reports, HPFT's goal is to incorporate into Kingfisher Court 'world-class, state-of-the-art facilities' that will help it achieve its 'vision' of becoming England's best provider of mental healthcare and specialist learning disability services.