Alder Hey names new Tier 4 mental health facility

Alder Hey NHS Foundation Trust has announced the name of its new Tier 4 mental health facility, which is being built next to its current site.

Sunflower House will be the name of the facility, put forward by children currently under the care of the Dewi Jones Unit, which will become Sunflower House when it relocates.

The trust said the name was put forward because it “represents growth, being tall and strong, and reaching for the sun”.

The new facility is planned to open in 2022.

In a video released on Alder Hey’s website, Lisa Cooper, Director of Children and Young People Community and Mental Health, shares details on the project:

In addition, and to honour Dewi Jones, the consultant in child and adolescent psychiatry who took a lead role in setting up and organising mental health services for young people in and around Liverpool and after whom the current facility was named, the gardens of Sunflower House will be named the Dewi Jones Gardens.