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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.

Neurodevelopmental Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist Grade Dr | Permanent
06/07/2022
Sussex CAMHS is at the beginning of a crucial and innovative expansion, which will see a substantial amount of growth in a variety of teams across East & West Sussex. As part of this expansion we have funding to develop our Neurodevelopmental pathway across Sussex Child and Adolescent Mental ...
£80693.00 to £91584.00 a year pro rata
RMN - Charge Nurse Abbey Ward | Permanent
30/06/2022
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 Ward which specializes in women's care and is a relatively small acute ward. Abbey ward's team is supported by ...
£32306.00 to £39027.00 a year p.a.
Senior Nurse Practitioner- Urgent Care Services | Permanent
30/06/2022
Hastings Urgent Care Services are looking for an experienced band 6 or band 7 nurse who is passionate about urgent care and supporting people in mental health crisis to join the team. If you are a Registered Mental Health Nurse, with a drive and motivation to support people who present to urgent ...
£40057.00 to £45839.00 a year PA
Facilities Assistant | Permanent
30/06/2022
We are seeking to recruit a full time Domestic Assistant (cleaner) to join our team in St Leonards On Sea. This role is divided between two buildings on the site of the Conquest Hospital combining two mornings at Woodlands and one morning at St Anne's Centre. The hours are Monday, Tuesday and ...
£18870.00 to £19918.00 a year pro rata
Clinical Psychologist | Permanent
30/06/2022
We are seeking to recruit a passionate, knowledgeable and dynamic Clinical Psychologist to join our Specialist CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) team in the Hastings area of East Sussex. CAMHS works with young people aged 5-18 with a range of mental health presentations, and their ...
£47126.00 to £53219.00 a year PA / Pro rata for part time
Consultant Psychiatrist - Older Adult Inpatient & Liaison - Hastings | Permanent
18/07/2022
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust as a Consultant Psychiatrist, working in the integrated inpatient and liaison services for Older Peoples Mental Health in Hastings, East Sussex This opportunity is available following the retirement of a consultant ...
£84559.00 to £114003.00 a year per annum
Admin Assistant - Woodlands | Permanent
04/07/2022
An opportunity has arisen for an Administrative Assistant at the Sussex Partnership, based in the Woodlands Centre for Acute Care, St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex.
£18870.00 to £19918.00 a year p.a.
Urgent Care Nurse - Mental Health Liaison Team | Permanent
06/07/2022
A really exciting opportunity has arisen in the Hastings Mental Health Liaison Team. In order that we can provide an enhanced 24 hour service we are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated, caring and creative Band 5 Community Mental Health Nurse to work as part of Mental Health Liaison Team and The ...
£25655.00 to £31534.00 a year PA
Consultant Psychiatrist - General Adult Acute - Hastings | Permanent
18/07/2022
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Sussex Partnership Foundation Trust as a Consultant Psychiatrist working at the Woodlands Acute Care Unit in Hastings, East Sussex. The post holder will be split between the 2 adult wards at the unit: Abbey Ward - 14 bed female acute ward Castle Ward - 9 ...
£84559.00 to £114003.00 a year per annum
Urgent Care Nurse - Mental Health Liaison Team | Permanent
11/07/2022
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
RMN- Charge Nurse Abbey Ward | Permanent
11/07/2022
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 ...
£32306.00 to £39027.00 a year PA / Pro rata for part time
Consultant Psychiatrist - Urgent Care & Liaison - Hastings | Permanent
19/07/2022
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Sussex Partnership 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. This opportunity is ...
£84559.00 to £114003.00 a year per annum
Registered Nursing Associate - 136 suite | Permanent
13/07/2022
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.

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