A mother and baby take part in a steel signing event We are creating a brand new, purpose built site for children, young people and families. The development will include new inpatient and outpatient facilities for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and a new Mother and Baby Unit and outpatient facilities for Perinatal Mental Health Services.

The site will be called Hopewood and will open in spring 2018.

What does the new development include?

Artist's impression of Adolescent Unit

The new inpatient unit for children and young people who need support for their mental health needs will replace the current adolescent unit at Thorneywood, increasing the beds to 24.
There will also be a specialist eight bedded Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) on site; there is currently no PICU in the East Midlands.
Across the country there is an alarming shortage of Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) beds and this new build should remove the need for so many young people to be treated out of area; something that is good for the young person and their family.

Artist's impression of Education and Community Unit

The site will also provide outpatient services for children and young people using CAMHS and will act as a child and family friendly campus, with an education centre for young people who are away from their own schools whilst at the unit. 

Our perinatal services will move from their current site at the Queen’s Medical Centre, increasing beds in the Mother and Baby Unit to eight. 

Where is the new site?

The development is being built on the Trust’s vacant site on Mansfield Road in Nottingham, formerly known as The Cedars Rehab Unit. The site is ideally set within green open spaces to improve the therapeutic and caring environment for the children, young people and perinatal mothers and babies needing our services. 


Progress so far

The work is progressing very well, with lots of the rooms inside the buildings now taking shape. Landscaping has also started on the grounds, to get all of the outside spaces ready.

In the photos below, you can see the external cladding of one of the buildings, as well as a partially furnished bedroom in the Adolescent Unit.

A partially furnished bedroomThe outside of one of the Hopewood buildings



Artist's impression



Apply to work at Hopewood

We are now recruiting for this exciting new development:


Find out more

If you would like all the latest updates from the team on site, follow @buildingNottsHC on Twitter. Tell us your thoughts on the new unit with the hashtag #HopewoodNotts.

Teams from the Adolescent Unit and Perinatal Services along with the young people and their families who use these services have been involved in the design planning so far. 

Read about the background to the project and the consultation process.

Now recruiting

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Apply now for our current vacancies:

Staff Nurse (multiple posts)

Healthcare Assistant (multiple posts)

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