If plans are approved, Warneford Park will provide a new mental health hospital alongside a major brain health research and innovation campus and a new postgraduate medical college of the University. This hub will aim to tackle some of the most important issues in brain health by discovering new drug therapies, and new forms of treatment which will have a positive impact on patient care not just here in Oxfordshire, but across the NHS and globally. To make this vision a reality Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust are working in partnership with the University of Oxford and a philanthropist.
The signing of the COA, a legal contract between the Trust, the University of Oxford and a philanthropist, is designed to deliver the Warneford Park vision at the existing hospital site in Headington. It will unlock the potential of the partnership to progress plans with legal protections and assurances outlined for all parties involved.
There has been a hospital on the current Warneford Hospital site in Headington, serving the needs of local people with mental health conditions for 200 years. The Warneford site also currently houses Oxford University’s Department of Psychiatry.