Fylde MP welcomes launch of new mental health centre The Harbour


FYLDE MP Mark Menzies said he was delighted to see a state-of-the-art new mental health centre up and running during the official opening of the facility.

The Member of Parliament was invited to the launch of The Harbour on Preston New Road, Marton, by Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust.

The facility includes 154 inpatient beds for people from across Lancashire with mental health issues, and utilises the latest technology and dedicated healthcare professionals to provide high quality, compassionate care for people who need it.

Following the launch, Mr Menzies said: “This innovative facility meets the Government’s vision of providing 21st century healthcare which is sympathetic and appropriate to peoples’ needs.

“As someone representing a constituency which has an older population, mental health concerns surrounding dementia are something I deal with regularly so ensuring the correct treatment is available to them is vitally important.

“For too long mental health has been the poor sibling when it came to funding for specialist facilities like The Harbour. I am proud to have such an important centre in Fylde and believe it will help people suffering with mental health issues make great strides in their treatment.

“I last visited the site just after construction was completed and the potential was clear, so to see it now see it open and providing quality treatment for patients is fantastic. It really is light years away from the mental health facilities which we had previously on the Fylde coast.”

Located just off the M55 motorway, the centre provides care across four main areas; Functional Acute, Advanced Care, Dementia and Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (PICUs).

The facility was officially opened on Friday by former Blair government strategist Alistair Campbell, who himself has previously suffered with mental health issues.


PICTURES: Mark Menzies MP with Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust Chief Executive Prof Heather Tierney-Moore

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