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, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. We also provide services on a wider regional or national basis, including perinatal, eating disorder and forensic services. The Trust’s Inclusions service provides psychological and drug and alcohol services and has contracts across the country. We are now also providers of genitourinary medicine services in South Staffordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.
As the NHS holds its national Sustainability Day, South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) has been recognised for Excellence in Sustainability Reporting.
Sustainability Day, which takes place on 22 March, gives the health sector an opportunity to highlight the important role sustainable development can play in health service delivery.
South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s (SSSFT) is celebrating success at the recent Patient Experience Network’s national awards.
The Trust was named runner up in the Championing the Public category and was also recognised as a finalist in the Turning it Around category. Diane Taylor, Service Improvement Peer Worker, won the Simply the Best award in the Best in Class category for her presentation at the awards.
The Patient Experience Network National Awards (PENNA) celebrate the delivery of outstanding patient experience by those involved in the health and social care industry. Shortlisted entrants are invited to take part in an exhibition at the awards event, showcasing their achievement and offering an excellent opportunity for networking and sharing good practice.
Staff on two inpatient wards at St George’s Hospital in Stafford are celebrating after gaining accreditation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
The accreditation follows an in-depth review of the services, covering five domains; General Standards, including policies, protocols and staffing related issues; Timely and Purposeful Admission; Safety; Environment and Facilities; Therapies and Activities.
Brocton and Chebsey are adult acute wards and provide inpatient services for people whose mental health needs are having an adverse impact on their lives, significantly affecting how they feel, live or function. These needs cannot be met by their GP or other primary care staff.
Neil Carr OBE, Chief Executive of South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) and Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust (SSOTP), will officially open a new Wellbeing Centre at Morston House in Newcastle-under-Lyme on Thursday 22 March 2018.
The North Staffordshire Wellbeing Service provides help for any type of emotional problem, or physical symptoms that cause emotional distress. This is an integrated service where workers from Community Health and Social Care Teams such as Diabetes and Respiratory Nurses work alongside Wellbeing Practitioners/Therapists from the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service (IAPT).
The new Wellbeing Centre is one of the first examples of the wraparound patient-centred care that is being achieved through the closer working relationship between SSSFT and SSOTP. The two trusts are proposing to merge later in the year.
It’s Nutrition and Hydration Week this week and staff at South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) have been rising to the global challenge.
The national nutrition and hydration campaign aims to promote good nutritional care and share good nutrition and hydration practices.
The team at SSSFT, including dietitians, occupational therapists, nursing staff and catering colleagues will be running a number of events through the week in support of healthy eating and awareness raising. These include smoothie sessions, multi-cultural food tastings, fruit themed art and making overnight oat jars.