On 12th February 2019, a fire destroyed the west wing of the George Bryan Centre. It provided an assessment, care and treatment service for working age adults who are in an acute state of mental illness and a mental health assessment and treatment service for people aged over 65. Temporary arrangements have been in place since the fire.


A series of engagement events took place in 2019 to establish what was good about the services and what needed improving, to help shape the permanent solutions. Feedback could also be submitted by email or by post.  

The presentation used at the events appears below, along with a summary leaflet.  

The Board of MPFT received a report detailing the outcomes of the engagement exercise on 30th January 2020.

The report and the feedback has been submitted to the clinical commissioning group and Together We're Better to inform their statutory public consultation to establish the permanent solutions.

On receipt of the information, Dr Shammy Noor, a GP and Chair of NHS South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula CCG said: “We would like to thank MPFT for their work in engaging with service users and local people since the traumatic events at the George Bryan Centre in February last year.

“This report will now be reviewed by the CCGs. It is then intended that it will inform a wider transformation and options appraisal process which will be subject of a formal consultation later this year. This process will be done in conjunction with the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership, Together We’re Better.

“This will allow the CCGs to make a final decision about the permanent services to be put in place in the future that will best serve those people who would previously been supported by the George Bryan Centre.”

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