Older adult mental health services in Walsall have been through a transformation programme to strengthen care provided in the community, offering more choice and services closer to home for the diverse communities of Walsall.

As part of the transformation journey we have developed plans to provide inpatient beds in a brand new, purpose-built, modern environment that enables recovery in a setting that is appropriate and responsive for all.

Building works have commenced on a new older adult mental health hospital within the Dorothy Pattison grounds in Walsall, meaning the two older adult inpatient wards will relocate from Bloxwich Hospital.

Some of the benefits of this proposal includes:

  • Patient accommodation will be on the ground floor
  • Patients will have access to other facilities on the site such as a gym, canteen and multi-faith rooms
  • Near to Walsall Manor Hospital and Dorothy Pattison Hospital
  • Will meet same sex accommodation requirements
  • More flexible space for therapeutic care
  • Car parking available
  • Close to Walsall town centre and transport links

Artists impression of new site

Artists impression of new older adult inpatient provision in Walsall






We will keep you updated throughout the build process which is due to be completed in Spring 2024.

If you have any questions please get in touch with us via bchft.communications@nhs.net or call 01384 325022.