Staff consultation

Colleagues in Whalley are getting details of the staff consultation about the retraction. As we have said, the site itself will be handed over to a new Trust on 1 October 2023. 

Our Trust leaders know that change affects us all differently, so we are providing colleagues with as much information as possible and signposting the support available to you.  Senior Management are aware of the impact this change is having for colleagues and service users at Whalley. The team have worked to develop an organisational change process and workforce plan to support both our colleagues and services at this time. Events will be held on site and the questions page on this YourSpace site will be kept updated.

Lancashire and South Cumbria FT have confirmed that they will occupy (through a lease from Mersey Care) Woodview from around August 2023. Four Individual Packages of Care (IPC) will transfer from Mersey Care to LSCFT. Colleagues assigned to these 4 areas at the point of transfer will TUPE as part of a service provision change in line with employment legislation. Whilst the date for the TUPE of the colleagues within the IPCs has yet to be confirmed this is anticipated to occur simultaneously with the opening of the former Woodview building which will be utilised by LSCFT as a mental health inpatient unit with two wards and a PICU.

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Find out more about Aspen Wood, the low secure hospital being built in Maghull.