The project team in the new day area at Chatterton House.

Chatterton House in King’s Lynn is set for a spring opening following a £4m revamp.

The refurbishment of the Goodwins Road site will bring specialist adult acute mental health services together on a central site.

Work started in May and is on schedule for a mid-March finish and a spring opening.

A new ward, to replace Churchill ward on the Fermoy Unit at the town’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital, will be named Samphire ward.

The ward, which will have 16 single en suite rooms, has been named after the Norfolk delicacy and a Lynn character known as the Samphire Man.

Pauline Davies, Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust’s West Norfolk locality manager, said: “As well as building a new ward, the project to transform and improve mental healthcare in West Norfolk includes refurbishing existing outpatient facilities and expanding the range of services available to support patients within the community.”

Revamped Chatterton House will have state-of-the-art en suite single rooms for men and women with a variety of mental health conditions.

It will also house a purpose-built suite for people in crisis who have come into contact with the police.

The suite will replace existing facilities at the Fermoy.

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