New mental health facility on site of Harperbury Hospital in Radlett named

Borehamwood Times: Work is progressing on the new Kingfisher Court Work is progressing on the new Kingfisher Court

The name of a new facility for people suffering from mental health problems has been revealed.

More than 150 patients, staff and members of the public took part in naming the £42million building at Kingsley Green in Radlett, formerly known as Harperbury Hospital.

After a long period of consultation, Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust has chosen the name Kingfisher Court.

Patients said they did not want a name that was associated with mental problems, and are hoping the one they have chosen will mean a break from stigma.

Set in 11 acres of land, the two-acre building site consists of a north block, which is set to be open for admissions in May, and a south block, which should be up and running by June.

It will provide acute adult mental health care, care for physical frailty as well as mental ill-health and assessment, and treatment for people with learning disabilities.

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