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Woodlands is a mental health inpatient unit on the grounds of the Conquest Hospital, the local District General Hospital in Hastings, East Sussex. We have two inpatient wards for adults with mental health problems and a 'Place of Safety' suite for people who have been detained under section 136 of the Mental Health Act.

We operate a joined up working approach at Woodlands, with out colleagues supporting each other across Wards and working together to provide the best outcomes for patients, and a supportive working environment. We pride ourselves with forward, dynamic and innovative thinking while delivering safe care.

Both wards have undertaken recent structural changes in order to provide a safe environment for both patients and staff. Current feedback from patients tells us that the provision is a great improvement, allowing staff to be out in the ward environment with patients and have the time to nurse.

One patient stated that: 'This is the best inpatient stay I have had and now I am ready to go home feeling heard and valued.'

Read more about our Adult Mental health services

Our Wards

Castle Ward is a specialist 9-bed acute inpatient ward for adult males with mental health problems. We have two dedicated consultants and a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT), plus the further support from the wider Woodlands Unit nursing team.

Abbey Ward is a specialist 14-bed acute inpatient ward for adult females with mental health problems. We have two dedicated consultants and a Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT), plus the further support from the wider Woodlands Unit nursing team.

The Place of Safety Suite is a dedicated mental health facility for people that have been detained by the police and brought to us for a safe assessment of their mental health needs.

St Raphael is a 17 bedded mental health acute ward located alongside Woodlands at St Anne’s Centre on the grounds of the Conquest Hospital. Our ward is specifically for older people or those with additional physical and wellbeing needs based. We have 12 male and 5 female beds.

Latest Vacancies

Below you will find the latest vacancies in our team, plus other teams at this location.

Urgent Care Nurse - Mental Health Liaison Team | Permanent
19/01/2022
A specialist opportunity has arisen for an Urgent Care Nurse with a primary responsibility for Working Age Mental Health Liaison in Hastings. This is a really exciting time to join the team when we are continuing to develop the new core 24 model, to provide an enhanced Urgent Care Service that ...
£32306.00 to £39027.00 a year per annum
Consultant Psychiatrist | Permanent
26/01/2022
We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated substantive consultant psychiatrist to work with Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust in the integrated inpatient and liaison services for the Older Person Mental Health in Hastings, East Sussex. The post holder will work closely with Senior Managers ...
£84559.00 to £114003.00 a year per annum
Nursing Assistant - Castle ward | Permanent
23/01/2022
An exciting opportunity has arisen for Band 2 nursing assistants to work at the Woodlands Centre for Acute Care, part of the Sussex Partnership and based in St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex. We are a busy 23-bed Acute unit split into male and female wards, which sits alongside a health-based place ...
£18546.00 to £19918.00 a year p.a.
Psychologist – Hastings CRHT | Permanent
24/01/2022
This is an exciting opportunity for two innovative, motivated, creative and enthusiastic Band 7 Practitioner Psychologists, to join our urgent care teams, based in both Eastbourne and Hastings. We would be delighted to accept applications from trainees currently in the final year of training. We ...
£40057.00 to £45839.00 a year per annum
Registered Mental Health Nurse | Permanent
24/01/2022
Set within the St Anne's Centre on the Conquest Hospital site in Hastings you will find St Raphael Ward, a specialist 17-bed male acute inpatient ward for older adults with functional mental health disorders. Our Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) consists of nurses, doctors, occupational therapists, ...
£25655.00 to £31534.00 a year per annum
Bank Healthcare Assistant | Bank
24/01/2022
This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, highly motivated and suitably experienced individual to work as a Health Care Assistant within the services in Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. Our wards are looking for a compassionate and person- centred experienced Healthcare support ...
£10.19 an hour Per Hour
CAMHS Team Administrator | Permanent
27/01/2022
Due to a vacancy we are looking for a Team Administrator to join our busy Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service based in Hastings, East Sussex. This is an interesting and varied position that would suit an experienced administrator who is looking for a challenging and rewarding role in which ...
£20330.00 to £21777.00 a year per annum
RMN- Charge Nurse Abbey Ward | Permanent
30/01/2022
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 nurse to work in Woodlands Acute unit Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Hastings. The successful candidate will be working on Abbey Wards which specializes in women's care and is a relatively small acute ward. Abbey ward's team is supported by ...
£31365.00 to £37890.00 a year As per agenda for change
Consultant Psychiatrist | Permanent
06/02/2022
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust as a Consultant Psychiatrist working within the Mental Health Liaison and Urgent Care Pathway based in East Sussex. The post will be based at the St Anne's Centre, Conquest Hospital, Hastings. We are seeking to ...
£84559.00 to £114003.00 a year per annum
Ward Housekeeper | Permanent
30/01/2022
Woodlands Centre for Acute Care is looking for a committed Band 2 Housekeeper to work with our dedicated team of professionals that provide the highest standards of care and support to people with acute mental health
£18546.00 to £19918.00 a year Pro rata
Community Mental Health Nurse | Permanent
31/01/2022
The Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment team is a multi-disciplinary team offering intensive short-term crisis intervention and home treatment in East Sussex. Its aims are to prevent hospital admissions and to facilitate supported discharges from hospital.
£25655.00 to £31534.00 a year per annum
Urgent Care Practitioner - Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team | Permanent
31/01/2022
Do you have a desire to support an established and dynamic Crisis Resolution Home Treatment Team. Are you committed to delivering quality driven mental health services? Do you value working positively, respectfully and collaboratively? If so, we'd love you to join us! We are looking to recruit ...
£32306.00 to £39027.00 a year Per annum
Registered Nursing Associate - 136 suite | Permanent
01/02/2022
Woodlands is a busy 23-bed Acute unit split into male and female wards, which sits alongside a brand new health-based place of safety ('136 suite') which is scheduled to open in early 2022. We are looking for nursing associates to be based in this new facility. (Please note that there will be a ...
£22549.00 to £24882.00 a year p.a.
Clinical Psychologist or Psychological Therapist | Permanent
08/02/2022
East Sussex CAMHS have an exciting opportunity for a permanent, part time (0.6wte) Band 7 Clinical Psychologist/psychological therapist, based in our Hastings CAMHS Team. You will work clinically in community clinics providing assessment, formulation, intervention and consultation.
£40057.00 to £45839.00 a year pro rata

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