On 8th October 2014 The Countess of Wessex opened the Whiteleaf Centre in Aylesbury, a purpose-built facility providing mental health care for people in Buckinghamshire. Our Bath Office are proud to have been part of the team that helped deliver this £42.8m project. We were appointed as Trust Cost Advisor, NEC Supervisor and provided CDM-C Services for the project which incorporates four inpatient wards, day hospital facilities and provides a range of outpatient treatments.
The Countess was given a tour of the new facility by Oxford Health Foundation NHS Trust Chief Executive, Stuart Bell and other key staff involved in the development of the unit. Meeting staff and patients on Opal Ward, a 20-bed rehabilitation ward, The Countess learned about the activities and therapies provided that aim to help people on their way to recovery from mental illness.
She was also shown the nature-inspired artwork throughout the Whiteleaf Centre that was created by artists and patients before opening the unit and unveiling the official plaque.
Trust chairman Martin Howell added: “Today is the culmination of nine years of hard work by our staff and this new building is a fantastic achievement that we were able to deliver on time and under budget.”