New mental health hospital set for Spring opening

Bec Horner

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New mental health hospital set for Spring opening

Foss Park Hospital, the city’s replacement for Bootham Park Hospital, is scheduled to open in Spring 2020. 

Located in Haxby Road, right next to York St John’s sports facilities, the 72 bed mental health facility is purpose-designed. It will provide two adult, single sex wards, named Ebor and Minster, and two older people’s wards called Wold and Moor; one for people living with dementia and one for people with mental health conditions such as severe depression and anxiety.

Naomi Lonergan, director of operations at Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, which will run the hospital, said: 

“Foss Park is an exciting development which will provide access to high quality mental health care and offer cutting edge facilities that support our service users, families and carers with their care needs.

“We have worked with service users and carers from the start of this project to ensure the highest quality care environments and to build in learning from the experiences that have been shared with us.”

The Foss Park development is seen as part of a much wider community infrastructure with links to other local facilities and building on existing arrangements such as the education offers already established by York St John University. Also with the intention to provide some community services from mainstream community assets such as the Folk Hall at New Earswick.


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