£43 million mental health unit close to opening its doors in Aylesbury

Construction of the new mental health hospital, The Whiteleaf Centre, in Bierton Road, Aylesbury
Construction of the new mental health hospital, The Whiteleaf Centre, in Bierton Road, Aylesbury

A new £43million mental health hospital, The Whiteleaf Centre, Bucks Health and Wellbeing Campus will open in November.

Construction is progressing well at the hospital which is based on the site of the old Manor Hospital in Bierton Road but patients won’t be 
accepted until after Christmas.

The 80-bed building, run by Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, will mean the closure of the nearby Tindal Centre and the John Hampden Unit at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

Director of nursing and clinical standards, Ros Alstead, said: “We are excited about the progress being made with our new campus, as once complete, it will 
provide a therapeutic and modern environment for our patients.

“Being able to provide high quality care in the best possible facilities is a priority for us and we are looking forward to the benefits The Whiteleaf Centre will bring to our patients, their families and to our staff.”

The state-of-the-art unit will have 40 beds allocated for the elderly and a further 40 for adults. All of the rooms will have ensuite facilities and exceed current Department of Health standards.

There will also be 233 parking spaces and community and conference room spaces available for the public to use.

The centre is also using local artists who have been working with patients, carers and staff to design artwork for it.

It is asking anyone interested in making donations towards the art projects to email enquiries@oxfordhealth.nhs.uk