Working at Hopewood

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.

Help us to create a centre of excellence

Working at our new Hopewood CAMHS and perinatal campus offers great opportunities. The Trust’s significant investment in the new and fully refurbished buildings means both patients, families and our staff will have access to the most modern and functional clinical facilities.

The design of the new units has involved both staff and patients to ensure it meets clinical need and is an attractive environment to facilitate positive recovery, work experience and wellbeing.

A steel girder with messages written on it, including the words 'recovery is possible'

The presence of a whole range of CAMHS and perinatal services on one site provides the opportunity to integrate pathways, working together to maximise the best outcomes for our patients and families.

We’re proud of our staff and the work they do and we want their employment experience to be the best possible. The new facilities will be set in their own landscaped gardens, further enhancing the clinical space and its connectedness to our local community.

Our aim is to develop a centre of CAMHS and perinatal excellence that is known for its service quality and innovation. This will ensure our young people, parents and families get the most effective, compassionate care and treatment.

What does the new development include?

Artist's impression of Adolescent Unit

The new inpatient unit 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.

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. 


Staff benefits

As well as the benefits available to all employees of Nottinghamshire Healthcare, staff at Hopewood can enjoy:

  • a comprehensive induction package, including a bespoke training and development package for all ward based staff
  • access to degree level training programme as part of the Children and Young People Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Collaborative, which is accredited by the University of Reading
  • opportunities for internal rotation within community CAMHS services
  • free on-site parking and easy access to good public transport links
  • enhanced pay rates for working unsociable hours

To find out more about the Trust's overall benefits package, visit the staff benefits page.

Current opportunities

We are now recruiting: