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    Major milestone in developing world class mental health facilities

    We are delighted to announce that the Trust has selected the preferred bidder to deliver our two new hospitals at Springfield and Tolworth

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    We are now a totally smokefree Trust 

    This new smokefree policy will help protect patients, staff and visitors from the dangers of secondhand smoke

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    Help us celebrate mental health this October

    Every year we  celebrate World Mental Health Day with a month long series of events across our sites to raise awareness of mental health and to stamp out stigma across south west London. 

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Springfield redevelopment

Springfield Hospital Redevelopment

We have planning consent to redevelop and regenerate our main site at Springfield University Hospital.

Part of the site will be used for our proposed new mental health inpatient unit. The rest of the site will be used to create new houses and provide extra green space for our local community.

The redevelopment of Springfield is a major programme of investment in the local community, which will take until approximately 2023 to complete.

We have promised to work with people living near to Springfield during the redevelopment. If you would like to be contacted about the programme, or if you have any questions, email us.

Transformation

Our goal is to create a centre of excellence for mental health services by building new inpatient facilities at Springfield and to expand the community services we provide so we can deliver care closer to home.

The new inpatient buildings will be funded by disposing of those parts of the site no longer needed for healthcare and this land will be used to deliver a new community within the Springfield site. Our vision for the future of the Springfield site is an attractive new mixed-use community, combining healthcare and residential neighbourhoods in a parkland setting. 

We adapted the original plans after listening to the views of local residents and Wandsworth Borough Council. We reduced the density of the housing, reduced the amount of commercial and retail space and made the overall development more in keeping with the surrounding area. Our revised application was approved in June 2012.

The development will bring a broad range of benefits to both our service users and the local community:

  • A new state of the art mental health centre - replacing outdated facilities to provide our patients with the best possible care
  • 839 new homes - delivering high quality homes for the community
  • A new 32 acre public park - providing excellent outdoor space for the local community
  • A brand new primary school - investing in local children's future
  • £5 million for local transport services - boosting transport links for local residents 

The first stage of the development is already underway with 26 new homes to be completed by Autumn 2017. 

The Trust has now selected one master developer to deliver the rest of the programme. The Trust selected the master developer in September and will now work alongside them to contract close. The announcement of preferred bidder marks a significant milestone in the development of the EMP, and enables the proposals to be finalised for a full business case to be submitted to Government for approval

Partnership

Our Trust is working closely with local community groups, health organisations and the council to ensure our patients, service users and the general public are kept well-informed of the changes being made on our sites.

To find out more about the wider development at Springfield, please see the key documents below.

Regular updates are provided through our Springfield Messenger newsletter which is delivered to residents in the local area. You can also view the e-newsletter version by clicking here.

 

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Our current vacancies 

We serve 1.1 million people across the London boroughs of Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth and employ more than 2,000 staff.

Our very wide range of job roles and opportunities combined with our reputation for excellence in mental health services make us an attractive place to work. We are always searching for staff who embody our values and are innovative, adaptable and committed to providing our patients with superior, evidence-based care. 

With more than 100 clinical teams across the Trust, you will have the opportunity to work with highly motivated and dedicated professionals, including doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, psychotherapists and psychologists; so your work will have a real impact.

Find out more about our career opportunities in

You can view our current vacancies here.

Alternatively you can visit the NHS jobs website.

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Nursing at the Trust - #NursesGrow

We have many opportunities for nurses at our Trust, both in our inpatient wards and in our community teams.

We want to help you grow your nursing career.

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As a nurse at this Trust you will be given the opportunity to grow your nursing career around a development pathway that is unique to you which includes training, clinical practice and personal development.

These are core to helping you to manage the challenges as well as positive situations that will arise in your nursing career.

See an example of what a pdf three year development pathway (582 KB) with us could look like.

Our Nursing Framework

Our nursing vision is linked to our Nursing Framework and has been developed following:

  • Consultation at nursing development days and to the whole of the nursing workforce through the Nursing Bulletin
  • Review of National Nursing Strategies and Framework: Compassion in Practice and Leading Change and Adding Value
  • The Workforce and Organisational Development Strategy provides the Trust overarching approach and the framework tailor’s this for nursing
  • It will be delivered by us

pdf Download our Nursing Framework (2.00 MB)

See our nursing vacancies here.

 

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