I just came upon this information about the new IPCU planned for Stratheden Hospital, by chance when searching the internet:
As part of the Graham Construction PSCP team under the HFS Framework Scotland 2 we are undertaking the design of a new £3m Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit for NHS Fife at Stratheden Hospital in Cupar. Construction works are scheduled to start on site in early Spring 2015.”
So I have sent an Email to the NHS Fife Chief Executive Dr Brian Montgomery, saying:
“Can you please let me know where I can view the plans for this development? I would like to be informed, particularly considering my activism in this area. I am sure that others will also be interested.
I do hope that people like me are having a say from the beginning. That our voices and experience are being recognised and respected. I think it makes sense to invite us in rather than have us only spectating on the sidelines. After all, we are the ones who may be having to engage with the service, support our family members who may find themselves detained in the IPCU.
I will put this link on my Stratheden Hospital blog in the expectation of hearing more from you ..”
[the original amount promised by Scottish Government was reported as £4.4million so I have sent another Email asking “what about the other £1.4m?“, what is it being used for? Eg Lomond Ward which is in need of restructuring, internally, so that female patients are not sleeping in dormitory accommodation overlooked by male patients in single rooms down the same corridor.]