New mental health community hub opens in York

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust has today (Monday 23 October) opened the Trust’s largest mental health community hub following a £2.1m investment.

Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust has today (Monday 23 October) opened the Trust’s largest mental health community hub following a £2.1m investment.

Huntington House, near Monk’s Cross in York has opened following an extensive renovation programme, part of a wider project to transform mental health care across York and Selby.


Huntington House is the base for around 250 staff from nine clinical teams. It has been specifically designed to improve access to mental health services for service users, enables teams to work collaboratively and also offers additional clinic space.


The following Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust teams in York are now based at Huntington House:

  • Early intervention in psychosis
  • Access to wellbeing services
  • Improving access to psychological therapy 
  • Care homes and dementia team
  • Memory service
  • Adult community mental health services (North East)
  • Community mental health services for older people (North East)
  • Assertive outreach team
  • Senior management team

 
Ruth Hill, the Trust’s director of operations for York and Selby, said: “We are delighted to open the doors to Huntington House. This is the Trust’s largest community hub and it will have a positive impact on service users, staff and the York community.


“This is a key project for the Trust. Increasingly people want to receive care in their home or within their community, where appropriate, as an alternative to hospital admission. Huntington House enables us to do this, providing high quality community-centred care, better access to our services and importantly enables our teams to work collaboratively.”


The new address is Jockey Lane, Huntington, York, YO32 9XW

The move also signals the Trust’s departure from Bootham Park Hospital. The site remains under the ownership of NHS Property Services, which is responsible for any future developments of the site.