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    This autumn our Trust will be opening two brand new mental health facilities at Springfield University Hospital in Wandsworth.

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Springfield moves

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Below you will find key information about the upcoming moves taking place at Springfield Hospital including, webinars, FAQs and site and building maps

Springfield Hospital is changing

Construction works will soon finish on two brand new mental health facilities at Springfield University Hospital in Wandsworth! 

Designed in partnership with staff, carers, patients and service users, our new facilities will provide outstanding environments to support care and recovery for people across South West London.

The new buildings are part of the development of a new ‘Springfield Village’ which will include hundreds of new homes, onsite shops and a new 32-acre park.

Named as the Trinity and Shaftesbury buildings, they will be home to eight existing inpatient wards and a range of our Community and non-clinical teams.

Some of our patients and service users will be affected by these exciting developments. Whilst some of our inpatients will be relocating to new wards at Springfield, locations for face-to-face appointments for other service users will change.

You can find further information on our move activities below including a paitent webinar, FAQs and details of our new Trust address.

Preparing to move  

Please note that timings mentioned in the video below may have changed since this was recorded - the latest timings as shown on this page an in supporitng materials are accurate.

Our buildings are now nearly ready for us to move into and in recent months we have been able to give patients and carers a chance to visit the site and familiarise themselves with the new buildings ahead of the moves. 

In the video above, our Move team talk through their plans in more detail and share information on the wider development of Springfield Village.

In addition to hosting these webinars, we have written to all our patients and contacted our carer networks though the Trust's Patient Invovlement Team to share news of the moves, ensuring plenty of notice is provided ahead of time.

nb1Moving in - patient and carer resources 

The Trinity Building will be completed and formally handed over to the Trust in November with the move taking place over December. The Shaftesbury Building will then follow in February 2023. Each move will be completed over a period of two to four weeks. 

  • Click here to download our patient and carer leaflet providing guidance around the move day
  • Click here to download our Move FAQs for patients and service users
  • Click here to learn more about the transformations happening at Springfiled 
  • For any questions about the moves please email EstateModernisation@swlstg.nhs.uk

Every effort will be made to minimise disruption to service delivery during the move period, including moving some teams over weekends to avoid having to close services during their usual working hours.

We recognise that moving our services on this scale will inevitably have some impact, however, our teams will be working closely with patients, carers and teams through every step of this transition to ensure this experience is as positive as possible.

Inpatients

All our inpatients will have a robust assessment and an opportunity to co-produce their own individual move plan prior to their move day.

We will be working with patients to move their belongings in the morning after breakfast and patients will move during the afternoon after lunch, with the evening meal being served on the new ward. Additional staff will be available on the day to support the moves.

Outpatients

Our Adult Outpatient Departments in Trinity will formally open fom early December 2022, therefore all appointments will remain in their current location until that date.

CAMHS Outpatient Departments will retain their current base at Springfield until January 2023 when they will move to the new Trinity building.

All patients affected will receive information from the Trust as usual to inform them of the locations for their new appointments. 

Download our new sitemaps 

To support patients, service users and staff as we prepare to move into our new buildings, new floormaps have been developed highlighting the facilities available. 

You can download these via the links below:

  • Shaftesbury coming soon 

A revised sitemap for Springfield Hospital is also available. This reflects the wider redevelopment of the site as the new Springfield Village takes shape, with the devleopment of the new housing, shops and our 32-acre park progressing between now and 2026. 

Our address is changing 

The opening of our new buildings also means that our Trust address is changing in line with the development of Springfield Village. As of 4 November 2022 our main address changed to:

Our new road layout at SpringfieldSouth West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust
Trinity Building
Springfield University Hospital
9 Springfield Drive
London
SW17 0YF

Please be aware that addresses for other buildings at Springfield have also now changed - click here to read the list in full. 

Check back on this page for further updates over the coming months and please share any questions with us at EstateModernisation@swlstg.nhs.uk

our nursing team

Nursing 

We are always looking for talented nurses who want to develop their career and we have many opportunities for nurses at our Trust, both in our inpatient wards and in our community teams.

We want to help you grow your nursing career.

As a nurse at this Trust you will be given the opportunity to grow your nursing career around a development pathway that is unique to you which includes training, clinical practice and personal development. These are core to helping you to manage the challenges as well as positive situations that will arise in your nursing career.

See an example of what a pdf three year development pathway (582 KB) with us could look like.

Watch this short video from Catherine, Deputy Ward Manager.

 

 

Our Nursing Framework

Our nursing vision is linked to our Nursing Framework and has been developed following:

  • Consultation at nursing development days and to the whole of the nursing workforce through the Nursing Bulletin
  • Review of National Nursing Strategies and Framework: Compassion in Practice and Leading Change and Adding Value
  • The Workforce and Organisational Development Strategy provides the Trust overarching approach and the framework tailor’s this for nursing
  • It will be delivered by us

Nursing news

Our nursing staff do amazing work. Here you will find all the latest news, events and achievements from the Trust’s nursing team.

International Nurses’ Day celebrations
 

International Nurses’ Day is about celebrating the incredible difference our nursing staff make to the lives of the people and communities who we serve in south west London. We have nurses working in so many roles across our different services, who all go above and beyond to deliver highly skilled, compassionate care every single day. 

To celebrate International Nurses’ Day on 12 May 2022, all of our nurses received a special thank you card from Sharon Spain, Executive Director of Nursing and Quality. Sharon said: “I am incredibly proud to be the Director of Nursing and I'm really, really proud of all of the work and commitment that you have shown over the last year in particular, to our patients and to each other. Happy International Nurses' Day and thank you.” 

“The PNA programme is one of the best things I’ve ever done”

In December 2021, we welcomed Emma Wadey, Deputy Director of Mental Health Nursing at NHS England and Improvement (NHSEI) to Springfield Hospital. Emma met staff taking part in the new Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA) training programme which NHSEI launched in March 2021, towards the end of the third wave of Covid-19. Continue reading here

Nurse Tafara Inniss wins Rising Star Award! 

Tafara Inniss, a Charge Nurse on our Lotus Assessment Suite, was announced as a Rising Star of 2021 by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) as part of their Black History Month celebrations in October 2021. The Rising Star Awards recognise nurses and healthcare support workers from London’s Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic nursing community who have made an outstanding contribution to the capital’s health and care system.

Tafara was recognised for acting as a role model and educating and mentoring colleagues to create a more inclusive and supportive working environment. Joan Henshaw who nominated Tafara said: “Tafara is a great role model, she is inclusive of others and routinely champions diversity and equality on the unit.”


Trust receives CapitalNurse Quality Mark

The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) recognises that newly qualified nurses and midwives need support when they start their first role. This support is called preceptorship, a structured period where nurses and midwives are supported by an experienced practitioner to develop their confidence, competence, critical thinking and decision-making skills. In August 2021, we were proud to be awarded the CapitalNurse Quality Mark for our preceptorship programme and the support we offer nurses.

Our programme is designed to support newly registered nurses and nursing associates to make the transition from learner to autonomous practitioner, while developing in confidence and proficiency. The Quality Mark means that we have met the standards required by HEE (Health Education England). Read more about preceptorship here on the HEE website.

 Work experience

Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is simply formal on-the-job learning. This means that you get essential hands-on work experience while also earning a real salary – and to top it all off you get to take home a qualification as well.

Apprenticeships are a great way to:

  • Start a career – most people who complete an apprenticeship will gain permanent employment in the Trust
  • Gain job-specific skills
  • Get a qualification
  • Earn money while you learn


The question to ask yourself is: what do I want to do for a career? This video explains more about apprenticeships in the NHS: 

Why you should choose our Trust

We are passionate about learning, development and progression opportunities for all our staff. Our managers are dedicated to supporting you with your work-based learning journey.

There is a full range of apprenticeship standards that are linked to healthcare. We currently offer apprenticeships to our staff in several different areas, including:

Who can apply

Apprenticeships are for everyone – from Level 2 (GCSE level) to Level 7 (post-graduate or masters level). Apprenticeships provide routes into a variety of careers and are an excellent opportunity to earn, gain work experience, develop skills and achieve nationally recognised qualifications at the same time. Apprenticeships also offer career development opportunities for current staff. How to apply Please email all enquiries to apprentice@swlstg.nhs.uk.

Public sector target for apprenticeships

Every year all public sector bodies with 250 or more staff are required to publish the number of apprenticeships starts as a percentage of its workforce headcount, to monitor progress against a government target to employ an average of at least 2.3% of their staff as new apprentice starts annually over the period 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2021.


 

 

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