HMP Eastwood Park – Open Day

3 Dec 2015 Amy Clapinson

Join our team – register to attend our recruitment Open Day at HMP Eastwood Park

On Saturday 23 January 2016 we invite registered general nurses and pharmacy technicians to meet our team at HMP Eastwood Park and see what a career in prison healthcare really involves.

We are looking for enthusiastic clinicians to join our Primary Care, Substance Misuse and Medicines Management teams delivering 24 hour care in this women’s prison.

Are you a:

  • qualified nurse?
  • pharmacy technician?

Why not come and meet with us to find out more about our team at HMP Eastwood Park?

This is a rare opportunity to gain a real insight into what working life is like for healthcare teams working in a prison. Delivering healthcare in a prison environment is a challenging and rewarding experience, our nurses and other staff perform a wide variety of responsibilities ranging from general health assessments to supporting women overcome long histories of substance misuse.

Introduction to HMP Eastwood Park

HMP Eastwood Park is located in South Gloucestershire approx. 1 mile from J14 M5 (click here for directions). It is a female prison catering for 360 women who are on remand, awaiting trial and having short sentences. There will be an increase of another 77 towards the end of the year. We have a dedicated Substance Misuse unit and a purpose-built healthcare centre, where we aim to deliver services equal to that in a community setting.

For further details on the open day or the vacancies at Eastwood Park please contact Janet Mountford on 01454 382014 or Kirsty Gould on 01454 382120

You can find out more about what it’s like working in a prison, by reading:

  ‘A day in the life of a Prison Nurse’

“I find it really rewarding to know that I am helping these prisoners live a dignified life in prison, and supporting them to get ready for life outside. I have the chance to make a difference.” – Florianne Menager, Prison Nurse at HMP Bristol

“My first rotation was at female remand prison, HMP Eastwood Park…It was an enormously varied role and every day was different. As a registered nurse, we would hold our own clinics, help people manage often poorly controlled conditions like diabetes and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), deal with emergency situations on a daily basis and manage immense amounts of medication. It was a very busy environment – not only do nursing staff need to manage the nursing side of the job, but there was also the responsibility of holding a response radio, and working safely within the prison environment, which could often be quite a challenge” -Nicole Nelson, Rotational Nurse at Bristol Community Health


If you are a Registered Nurse or a Pharmacy Technician,  you can apply for one of our current vacancies at Eastwood Park. If your application is successful, we can offer you the opportunity to interview for these positions while you are at the open day. Click the button below to apply!

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