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 long-term solutions. Feedback could also be submitted by email or by post.  

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

Since the fire, anyone living in South East Staffordshire who has needed an in-patient stay has been to St George’s Hospital in Stafford. An enhanced service has been in place in the community to support people to stay in their own home.

The COVID-19 pandemic delayed any further engagement on the future of the services.

The decision has now been made to re-start the process to find the long-term solution for the George Bryan Centre.

As the services benefit people across the whole of South East Staffordshire, our activity will be as inclusive as possible; involving patients, public and staff.

There are two on-line events taking place

  • Thursday 14 October, 13:30 to 15:30
  • Monday 18 October, 09:00 to 11:00

Book your place at one of our events 

Our issues paper sets out some background information and you might find it useful to read before attending an event or completing the survey.

Complete the survey before midnight on 31st October. 

Hard copies of the survey are available and we would be happy to receive feedback in any form; email, phone or letter.

If you would like to speak to a member of the project team about issues related to this involvement exercise, this can be arranged.

By email


By phone

0333 150 2155

In writing

The George Bryan Project Team

Trust Headquarters

St. George's Hospital

Corporation Street


ST16 3SR.



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