Temporary closure of Willow House, Wokingham
Willow House, our adolescent inpatient mental health unit based at Wokingham Hospital, Berkshire will be closed for a three week period from 20 March 2020 to 13 April 2020. This is to allow for some urgent improvement works to be carried out in the unit, to make it more comfortable for our young people and to make sure they are kept safe at all times while in our care.
We have made this decision as it is far less disruptive to carry out the upgrades all in one go, than it would be to do them a bit at a time.
We are working closely with our young people and their families / carers, as well as with NHS England (NHSE), to make sure that we are offering appropriate placements during this time, and that care is not interrupted.
As this is a national service, we have reminded those who make referrals to Willow House that if they require an admission for a young person, they should follow the usual process of referral. We will continue to work with NHSE to locate appropriate placements within our local Thames Valley network.
If you have any questions about the improvement work to Willow House, please contact Matthew Prouse, Service Manager for Willow House & CAMHS Rapid Response Team, on 07775 852630