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.
The Trust gives notice that it will hold elections to the Council of Governors of the South Staffordshire and Shropshire NHS Foundation Trust Read more ...
South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has recently received a review from the people who use its services.
The 2016 Community Mental Health Survey, published by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) asked people who have used community mental health services about their experiences.
Director of Quality and Performance, Therèsa Moyes said “We were pleased to see people who use our services responding to this survey and reporting 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 health and social care workers. Our Trust scored highly on the way staff listened carefully and gave enough time to discuss needs and treatment. Our service users also reported they were happy about how they were involved in planning their care, and that staff took account of their personal circumstances.
“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.”
People with dementia, and their carers, are invited to Live Well: Singing, Dance Movement and Craft sessions at The Brewhouse Arts Centre, Burton on Trent.
The sessions, which begin in the New Year, offer an opportunity for those with dementia in the community and their carers, to improve health and wellbeing through fun and an engaging activity. Read more ...
David Matthews was appointed to the Board commencing on 1 September 2016, joining South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare from Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership Trust where he has been a Non Executive Director since 2010.
David, who comes from Walsall, is a qualified accountant. He has previously been an Executive Director at two Staffordshire based Housing Associations and prior to that held roles with Birmingham and Walsall Councils and the Black Country Development Corporation.
David brings a wealth of experience to the Trust and will chair the Trust Audit committee as well as being a member of the Finance and Performance and Service User and Carer committees.
Work begins this week on a new place of safety for patients detained under Section 136 of the Mental Health Act. These service users are typically brought to the mental health trust by the police for a full and proper assessment of their mental health needs.
The new accommodation, sometimes referred to as a 136 suite, will be on the St George’s Hospital site in Stafford and will be capable of accommodating two individuals. It will also be able to meet the needs of both adults and children if required.