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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 for all teams based at this location.

Consultant Psychiatrist - Older Adult Inpatient & Liaison - Hastings | Permanent
05/12/2022
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 ...
£88364.00 to £119133.00 a year per annum
Consultant Psychiatrist, Older Adult Inpatient Hastings (attracts RRP) | Permanent
11/12/2022
We have an exciting opportunity for a Consultant Psychiatrist to join our East Sussex Care Delivery Service, working in the integrated inpatient and liaison services for Older Peoples Mental Health in Hastings. The post holder will work closely with Senior Managers and other consultants to ...
£88364.00 to £119133.00 a year per annum
Consultant Psychiatrist - Urgent Care & Liaison - Hastings | Permanent
11/12/2022
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 ...
£88364.00 to £119133.00 a year per annum
Nursing Associate (RNA)/STaR worker - Hastings Haven | Permanent
05/12/2022
We are looking for a confident Nurse Associate / STaR worker with a passion for delivering outstanding care. You'll be working 37.5 hours a week making a positive difference to the lives of the people in our care in The Haven and those on our caseload in the Conquest Hospital. The nursing associate ...
£23949.00 to £26282.00 a year PA
Charge Nurse - 136 suite | Permanent
05/12/2022
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 6 charge nurse to work in a brand new health-based place of safety ('136 suite') at the Woodlands Centre for Acute Care, part of the Sussex Partnership and based in St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex. Woodlands is a busy 23-bed Acute unit split into male ...
£33706.00 to £40588.00 a year p.a.
Neurodevelopmental Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Specialist Grade Dr | Permanent
11/12/2022
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 Health ...
£80693.00 to £91584.00 a year pro rata (per annum)
Consultant Psychiatrist, Hastings Urgent Care & Liaison (attracts RRP) | Permanent
11/12/2022
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 ...
£88364.00 to £119133.00 a year per annum (pro rata for part time working)
Mental Health Staff Nurse | Permanent
08/12/2022
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a number of Band 5 nurses (5 in total) to work in the Woodlands Centre for Acute Care in St Leonards-on-Sea.We are a busy 23-bed Acute unit split into male and female wards, which sit alongside a brand new health-based place of safety ('136 suite'). All are ...
£27055.00 to £32934.00 a year pa / pro rata for part time
RMN - Charge Nurse Abbey Ward | Permanent
08/12/2022
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 ...
£33706.00 to £40588.00 a year p.a.
Nursing Assistant - St. Raphael Ward | Permanent
11/12/2022
Set within the St Anne's Centre on the Conquest Hospital site in Hastings you will find our St Raphael Ward, a specialist 17-bed acute inpatient ward for older adults with functional mental health disorders. Our Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) consists of nurses, doctors, occupational therapists, and ...
£20270.00 to £21318.00 a year pro rata
St. Raphael Ward - Charge Nurse | Permanent
13/12/2022
Set within the St Anne's Centre on the Conquest Hospital site in Hastings you will find our St Raphael Ward, a specialist 17-bed acute inpatient ward for older adults with functional mental health disorders. Our Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) consists of nurses, doctors, occupational therapists, and ...
£33706.00 to £40588.00 a year pa
Staff Nurse RGN or RMN | Permanent
13/12/2022
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, ...
£27055.00 to £32934.00 a year pa
Facilities Assistant | Permanent
12/12/2022
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 ...
£20270.00 to £21318.00 a year pro rata
Team Administrator | Permanent
14/12/2022
Due to a vacancy, we have an exciting opportunity to be part of our administration team, supporting the East Sussex Primary Mental Health Team. The team works across East Sussex offering brief, evidence-based support for young people and their families through group work, direct one to one work and ...
£21730.00 to £23177.00 a year Per Annum
Registered Nursing Associate - 136 suite | Permanent
15/12/2022
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 ...
£23949.00 to £26282.00 a year p.a.
East Sussex CAMHS Duty and Liaison Service Mental Health Practitioner | Fixed term
15/12/2022
East Sussex CAMHS Duty and Liaison Service Mental Health Practitioner - Band 6 - Maternity Cover Based across East Sussex (negotiable) The role is a fixed term, through to 25th September 2023 : full time of 7.5 hour shifts, 9.00am -5.00pm or 12pm-8.00pm Monday to Friday and 10.00am to 6.00pm ...
£33706.00 to £40588.00 a year per annum
Principal Practitioner Psychologist | Permanent
15/12/2022
We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 8b Principal Practitioner Psychologist to join our CAMHS team based at St. Annes, Hastings, East Sussex. The post is for 0.6 wte and is a permanent contract. We are seeking to recruit a passionate and committed Principal Practitioner Psychologist to join ...
£56164.00 to £65262.00 a year pro rata
Consultant Psychiatrist - General Adult Acute - Hastings | Permanent
26/12/2022
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 ...
£88364.00 to £119133.00 a year per annum

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