Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides well-established mental health services for older adults who live in Sandwell. This includes a range of community services, therapeutic and recovery services, outpatient appointments and two inpatient wards, all delivered from our Edward Street Hospital site.

Following almost £50m worth of investment as part of a national programme to eradicate dormitory wards (wards where there are shared sleeping arrangements), we will be refurbishing and upgrading the facilities at Edward Street Hospital.

Plans include building an additional unit that will provide modern, en-suite accommodation for patients, and developing a therapies hub to support treatment and recovery. We will ensure a sustainable build process throughout our development works.

Artist impression of the new building

Artist's impression of Edward Street Hospital







This really is a positive investment in our older adult mental health services in Sandwell and will make a significant difference not only to our patient and staff environment, but also to the quality of care we provide.

The building works is due to commence summer 2023 with an expected completion date of spring 2025.

We would like to here your views around our plans. You can find more information in the engagement document.

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