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Local MP Visits Glusburn Specialist Hospital

Richard Dalby, Malsis Hall, Julian Smith MP, Dr. Steve Wilkinson, Malsis Hall

Malsis Hall, in Glusburn near Keighley welcomed Julian Smith, MP for Skipton and Ripon to see first-hand its specialist care facilities.

The country house has been converted into a care centre designed to provide recovery and rehabilitation for people with mental health conditions, often resulting from psychological trauma.

The service provides a care home with nursing as well as a care home without nursing. There is also a purpose-built hospital on site along with more independent studio apartments. This provides a clear care pathway and gives various living and support options to match need, whilst enabling the individual to live in the least restrictive environment safely.

The service holistically supports people with complex mental health conditions on their journey to recovery and independence.

Mr Smith was accompanied by group medical director Steve Wilkinson during the tour and heard how Covid had affected the services and the community links Malsis Hall is determined to build. There are three sports pitches, a sports pavilion and meeting rooms available to members of the public it hopes to use once it is safe to do so.

Julian Smith MP said: “It was good to speak to Dr Steve Wilkinson, Lisa Gardner and Richard Dalby about the specialist care Malsis Hall provides to people with mental health conditions. I much appreciated the tour and the chance to discuss the facility, including how things have been progressing since it first opened in 2019.”

Dr Steve Wilkinson said: “It was a pleasure to meet Mr Smith and show him the wonderful Malsis Hall and talk about our specialist services.

“He was engaged and interested, and I hope impressed, and he is welcome back any time.”