Join the conversation about developing a new mental health hospital for the Vale of York

NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is the organisation responsible for commissioning the majority of healthcare services across the Vale of York.

The CCG announced plans for the creation of a new mental health hospital for the Vale of York in 2014 and now, in partnership with TEWV, it is progressing work to develop the new facility by 2019.

This consultation builds upon DISCOVER!, the extensive engagement programme that enabled the collection of the community’s views that helped to develop the specification to deliver high quality mental health services. The views of the community and experiences of service users and patients are very important and these will play an essential role in shaping plans for the new facility.

Services for people should be delivered in line with best practice and as partners, the CCG and TEWV are clear that a clinical model, based on the principles of therapeutic care whilst meeting the needs of what the local community has said it wants, is delivered in an environment that is fit for purpose and complies with the quality standards set by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Safety, privacy and dignity are the watchwords for the development of the new hospital where it will be possible to improve resources for patients and their families, and provide care in flexible ways to meet a wide range of needs and circumstances.

Moreover, it matters that with partners, service users and their carers, the best possible solution is created collaboratively for a fundamental improvement in the quality and sustainability of mental health services to be achieved.


About the consultation

Consultation events will be held in York, Easingwold, Pocklington and Selby.

Vale of York CCG has added extra dates and extended the consultation until 16 January 2017 to make sure that local service users, families, partners and staff have as many opportunities as possible to give their views on the proposals.

Date and time



7 October 2016

3pm – 5pm



Community Hall, Burnby Hall, Pocklington, York, YO42 2QF


11 October 2016

3pm – 5pm



Community House, Portholme Rd, Selby, YO8 4QQ


24 October 2016

3pm – 5pm and

5.30pm – 7.30pm



New Earswick Folk Hall, Hawthorn Terrace, New Earswick, York, YO32 4AQ


31 October 2016

3pm – 5pm



Galtres Centre, Easingwold, York, YO61 3AD


8 November 2016

2.30pm – 4.30pm and 5pm – 7pm



Priory Street Centre, 15 Priory Street, York, YO1 6ET

18 November 2016

3pm - 5pm



Boys Sunday School, Tadcaster, LS24 9BL

21 November 2016

4pm - 6pm



Community House, Portholme Road, Selby, YO8 4QQ

25 November 2016

3pm - 5pm



Memorial Hall, Pickering, YO18 8AA

30 November 2016

3pm - 5pm


Old Court House, Pocklington, YO42 2DH



At these events we will be asking local people to comment on:

  • the location of the new hospital (there are three possible sites), and
  • the proposed number and configuration of beds.

The consultation document contains information including the reasons why we need a new hospital and what we have done to date to involve local people in developing our plans. It outlines our proposals including what services will be provided, the proposed number and configuration of beds and information about possible sites.


How you can give us your views

Your views will help us finalise plans for a new hospital and you can do this by:


If you represent a group or organisation and would like someone to come along and talk to you and your colleagues in more detail about the plan, then please contact the CCG via or 01904 555 870.

The CCG looks forward to hearing from you. If you have any additional queries please do not hesitate to get in touch with them.



We held three public engagement events in May 2016 to give local people an early opportunity to be involved in the development of the new hospital.

These sessions took place in Selby, Easingwold and York.

The events were supported by Healthwatch York and Healthwatch North Yorkshire. Over sixty people attended the events including service users and carers as well as representatives from City of York Council, Selby District Council, Rethink and other members of the public.

During the workshops we looked at:

  • what we need (eg how many beds do we need and how big does the hospital need to be)

  • site options available within the City of York ring road boundary, including the Bootham Park Hospital site (what’s available and the benefits and limitations of the possible sites). People were given the opportunity to share their thoughts and views on these

  • best practice in building design and how do we create the most therapeutic space

You can read more detailed feedback from these events in the report.