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.
Gwen Moulster, a consultant learning disabilities nurse working at South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has been named as one of the country’s most inspirational nursing leaders in 2015. The 48 individuals, announced at a reception in London on 30 September, were selected by the Nursing Times from all aspects of the nursing profession.
Gwen has over 40 years’ experience working with children and adults who have learning disabilities and their families, in the community, in hospital and in social care settings. She is part of the team who developed the Health Equalities Framework (HEF) outcome measurement tool and created the ‘Pain Profile’ tool for use with people with profound and multiple disabilities. She is currently Clinical Director and Consultant Nurse at South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust which provides specialist learning disability services in South Staffordshire and Shropshire.Read more ...
As Stoptober begins, South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is reconfirming its commitment to being a fully Smokefree organisation.
The Trust is already Smokefree across all its buildings and grounds for all staff, visitors and service users who are not inpatients. As from tomorrow, 1 October, no smoking will be allowed anywhere in the Trust, including our inpatient units.
A countywide service for looked after and adopted children and young people and their carers is holding an open day on Monday 12 October 2015.
Sustain+ offers a single point of contact for health and wellbeing services across Staffordshire and is led by South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, working in partnership with colleagues from Barnardos and North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust. It supports children and young people and their adoptive families and foster carers who may face particular physical and mental health challenges.
A new service will be piloted across South Staffordshire to support people in emotional distress and mental health crisis.
The community or ‘street’ triage team will operate from 6.00pm to 2.00am on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday when mental health nurses will work alongside frontline police officers, jointly responding to appropriate calls received through the Staffordshire Police switchboard.
Whilst similar schemes exist elsewhere in the country, this takes a different approach and works through South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s existing Crisis Response Home Treatment teams rather than mental health liaison and diversion services.
South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is looking to employ people with personal experience of mental health problems.
The Peer Recovery Workers will be based in community mental health teams in Burton, Tamworth and Lichfield. They will use their personal mental health experiences to support people who are currently unwell and using services, inspiring them and instilling hope and confidence in recovery.
A series of open days are being held to provide more information about the role and to offer help and support with the application process – the jobs will be advertised on www.jobs.nhs.ukRead more ...