Northampton hospital seeking staff and nurses for Europe's biggest mental health unit for adolescents

Recruitment has begun for Europe's largest adolescent mental health facility in Northampton.

Tuesday, 2nd August 2016, 6:00 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:07 pm

FitzRoy House at St Andrew’s Hospital is seeking 50 nurses and support staff for ground-breaking new care facility.

FitzRoy is set to welcome young people in early 2017, when it will support up to 110 young people with some of the most complex mental health needs in the UK.

The new facility will need experienced nurses and healthcare assistants, and there will also be numerous vacancies for non-clinical roles such as housekeeping and catering.

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Paul Bentham, director of St Andrew’s Adolescent Pathway, said: “Our staff and patients are very excited about moving to FitzRoy House next year. We have involved our young people at every step of the process – helping to design the layout of the new building, naming the wards and making sure that the environment is as peaceful and welcoming as possible.

“We need great people to help us work with our patients, and I urge anyone interested in working with us to make contact today.”

FitzRoy House will offer a wide range of therapies, from special sensory rooms to art and music suites, together with animal care in its outdoor courtyards and the chance to work in kitchens and workshops.

Fitness suites will help young people improve their physical as well as mental wellbeing, and patients will study for qualifications in the new setting for St Andrew’s College, which has been rated by Ofsted as outstanding.

Mr Bentham said: “This is a fantastic time to join a well-established, forward looking mental healthcare charity. Our focus is on patients, not profits.

“FitzRoy will give us the best facilities in the sector, together with excellent career prospects and competitive benefits for employees.”

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