Plan for new £60m medium secure hospital next to Ashworth in Maghull
Mersey Care has revealed plans for a new £60m medium secure hospital in Maghull.
The new hospital on Villas Road will be built on land in between Ashworth hospital and HMP Kennnet. The hospital will replace the existing Scott unit at Rainhill, which had been deemed no longer fit for purpose.
The new unit at Maghull will mainly treat people who have been dealt with by the courts and are in need of mental health treatment.
The new unit will be on a similar scale to the new Clock view hospital in Walton, and half the scale of Ashworth hospital.
It will treat patients who are deemed to be less... read more
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