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Every April, the Parkinson's Foundation engages the global Parkinson's community to support Parkinson's Awareness Month to increase awareness about the ailment and its symptoms, as well as to support victims. To support this awareness campaign, Kensington Neighbourhood Health Centre and South Liverpool Treatment Centre were lit up blue.

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic, progressive neurological disorder that affects the way a person moves. The disease develops slowly over time and causes a gradual loss of control over one’s movements. Parkinson’s affects people of all ages, but it is most common in older adults.

By lighting up our centres blue for Parkinson's we increase awareness about the disease. Increased awareness is crucial to improving understanding and reducing stigma. This includes educating people about the symptoms of Parkinson’s, the available treatments, and the challenges faced by people living with the disease. It also involves supporting research efforts to better understand the causes and progression of Parkinson’s and develop more effective treatments.

  • Jane Batchelor

In January, local residents completed a sponsored walk from Grassendale to Albert Dock to raise money for hampers to say thank you to NHS staff and all that they do. Two hampers were delivered to the staff at South Liverpool Treatment Centre, pictured below.


Clock View Hospital in Liverpool has won the strongly contested Healthcare category at the inaugural Architecture Today Awards for buildings that have stood the test of time. The new generation of mental health hospital opened in February 2015 and was delivered by LSHP.

The awards recognise projects that have been in use for at least three years, and which can demonstrate a strong track record for delivering on their environmental, functional, community and cultural ambitions. gbp's Sam McCumiskey joined partners from Medical Architecture and Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust to present in the 'live finals' at the end of last year.

Completed in 2015, Clock View Hospital set a new national benchmark in mental health facility design, due to the quality of its therapeutic environment and the level of engagement with the community it serves. The building presents a positive frontage to the surrounding neighbourhood, creating a strong local connection and projecting a message of openness and inclusivity.

“A mental health facility located in a troubled district of Liverpool, Clock View is a very secure facility not that different in brief to a prison. And yet it connects well with its neighbours presenting a welcoming white-yet-warm domestic architecture that has an appropriate civic presence that both welcomes visitors and helps to calm residents,” commented judge Simon Allford.

Find out more, and watch the project presentation from the finals, here:

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