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Armley: New children’s mental health unit is looking for staff

A new £20m children and young people’s mental health unit in Armley is looking for staff.

A mixture of non-clinical and clinical roles will be needed to help run the new Red Kite View facility at St Mary’s Hospital, which is due to open in November.

Recruitment is taking place from mid-July 2021.

Anyone interested can register their interest in the roles and keep up to date with available vacancies here. If you have any questions or need support to register your interest, e-mail or drop in to Armley Community Hub and Library.

The new facility is currently being built and will include a new enhanced Child and Adolescent Mental Health Inpatient Service (CAMHS).

As well as 22 bedrooms, the facility will feature therapy and activity spaces, educational facilities and “welcoming areas” where families can visit.

NHS Leeds and York Deputy Chief Executive Dawn Hanwell said:

“The facility itself will provide a spacious modern facility for young people with significant mental health needs from across West Yorkshire who need an inpatient stay as part of their recovery. The two main wards, Skylark and Lapwing, will offer light, modern facilities including spacious, comfortable and private en-suite bedrooms and will be staffed by a dedicated multi-disciplinary team who will work closely with the young person’s community mental health team during their stay.

“There will also be a range of spacious and therapeutic areas, including a multi-purpose activity room, educational facilities, a family visiting room, courtyards and a green communal space for service users and staff.”

For this work to happen 17 trees have been removed from the St Mary’s Hospital site and reduced car parking facilities have been reduced. For every felled tree three trees will be planted on the new site. The finished build will also include over 40 parking bays for staff and visitors, with charging points for electric vehicles.


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