Springfield Hospital is changing
This autumn our Trust will be opening 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 out Trust address change.
Preparing to move
Our buildings are now nearly ready for us to move into and over the summer and into September we are able to give our teams, patients and carers a chance to visit the site and familiarise themselves with the new buildings ahead of the moves.
This period will include open days for our patients and carers to visit and see our new facilities - please email EstateModernisation@swlstg.nhs.uk for more information on this.
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.
The Trinity Building will be completed and formally handed over to the Trust by 3 October 2022. The Shaftesbury Building will follow on 17 October. Once handed over each move starts and will be completed over a period of two to four weeks.
- 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.
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 property 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.
Our CAMHS and Adult Outpatient Departments will formally open on Monday 3rd October 2022, therefore all appointments will remain in their current location until that date. All patients and carers will have received information from the Trust ahead of the formal opening to inform them of the locations for their future appointments.
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. From 3 October 2022 our main address will be:
South West London & St George’s Mental Health NHS Trust
Springfield University Hospital
9 Springfield Drive
Please be aware that addresses for other buildings at Springfield will also change from 3 October 2022 as follows.
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