10 May Lord-Lieutenant’s visit to Redwoods Centre, Shrewsbury
HM Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Mrs Anna Turner today visited the Redwoods Centre in Shrewsbury. The Centre is a purpose built, award winning inpatient facility which opened in September 2012. Based in Shrewsbury it serves the population of Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. Comprising of four buildings, the centre offers 79 beds for adults with acute mental health problems, dementia and rehabilitiation needs, as well as a 32 bedded low secure forensic unit. The buildings are named after local hills; Clee, Wrekin, Caradoc and Wenlock, and the actual wards after trees, Birch, Yew, Pine, Holly, Oak, Willow and Laurel.
Mrs Turner said “ we are extremely lucky to have this facility in our community but I am worried that as a result of Covid, resources for the facility will be stretched and there will be a need for investment to maintain the top class care it provides”