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.
South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has recently received a review from the people who use its services.
The 2015 Community Mental Health Survey, published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) asked people who have used community mental health services about their experiences. The Trust had a response rate of 42%, significantly higher than the national rate at 29%, with 343 people giving feedback.
Director of Quality and Performance, Therèsa Moyes said “We were pleased to see so many of our service users responding to this survey and glad to see that they are broadly happy with the care they are receiving. It was particularly good to see that we scored better than average on the section regarding planning care which includes the involvement of people in planning their own care, and how their personal circumstances are taken into account.
“We were also pleased to note our service users believe they are treated with dignity and respect, another area where our Trust was one of the best performing organisations.”
A new mental wellbeing service is being offered to Uttoxeter residents. The Wellbeing and Mood Management (WAMM) course has been running in Burton for the past year and feedback has been really positive.
The course is based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and aims to help you “become your own therapist” by learning to manage unhelpful thoughts and behaviours which can lead to common mental health problems.
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.