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Welcome to South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Our Trust provides mental health, learning disability and specialist children's services across South Staffordshire and mental health and learning disability services in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and Powys. We also provide some services on a wider regional, or national basis.

  • New Hub for Integrated Sexual Health Services Opens in Telford

    A new Telford hub for Sexual Health Services was formally opened by Councillor Richard Overton last week.

    The refurbished accommodation at Bishton Court has been carefully designed to offer a full range of facilities for patients and staff. The two floors of accommodation include an open and inviting reception area, five clinic rooms, a counselling room, primary analysis laboratory, an office and toilets.

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  • Health Trust awarded "Good" rating by CQC

    The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has today (12 July) published its report detailing the findings of the Comprehensive Inspection of the services provided by South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) which took place at the end of March.

    The Trust has been rated at ‘good’ overall and ‘good’ for all five questions that are asked; are services Safe, Effective, Caring, Responsive and Well Led? SSSFT is one of only four mental health and learning disability trusts in the country to achieve this, and the first in the West Midlands.

    The report is made up of 12 specific service reports and an overall summary. The table below details the ratings that the CQC has given each service, and for each question asked, including an ‘outstanding’ rating for community based mental health services for older people.

    The inspectors said: “Staff provided high quality treatment and care. Different professionals worked well together to assess and plan for the needs of patients (and were) focused on helping patients in gaining independence and confidence, avoiding the need for hospital or other residential care”.

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  • Family Support Mother and Baby Unit

    Staff on The Brockington Mother and Baby Unit at St George’s Hospital in Stafford were delighted to receive a cheque for £2750 from a grateful family.

    The Brockington Unit cares for pregnant women and new mums with serious mental health problems, either existing, or originating during pregnancy or just after birth. It is one of only 17 such units in the country which can admit mothers with their babies.

    Lichfield mum, Lauren Gratton spent three months on the unit with baby Ivy and she and husband Jamie were so grateful for the support they received they wanted to give something back. They organised a number of fundraising activities including a cake sale, bingo and an auction and raised the fantastic total of £2750.

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  • New Non Executive Directors Appointed

    South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Non Executive Directors.

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  • Learning Disability Nurse Receives OBE in Queen's Birthday Honours

    A consultant learning disabilities nurse at South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded an OBE for services to nursing and people with a learning disability.

    Gwen Moulster, who celebrates 40 years in learning disability nursing this month, is nationally recognised for her work to improve the care of people with a learning disability. She has recently been named as one of Nursing Times Inspirational Nurses of the Year and also received the Royal College of Nursing award for learning disability nursing.

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