People with mental health issues from Greater Manchester have been put in care up to 180 miles away as pressure on services mounts, the M.E.N. can reveal.
NHS figures show five patients from the region were placed between 125 and 185 miles away as of December by Greater Manchester West NHS Foundation Trust.
The man was so upset at the lack of assistance and understanding from both the Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust and Greater Manchester Police that he contacted the Manchester Evening News to help bring the alleged incident to the public’s attention.
NHS Improvement (NHSI) has now approved the proposed merger between the financially struggling Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust (MMHSCT) and Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS FT (GMWMHFT), with the merger to take effect in the New Year. The pair will join together to form a new single trust, Greater Manchester Mental […]
An investigation has been launched following the incident at Park House
By Todd Fitzgerald Police are investigating after a man was reportedly raped on a psychiatric ward in north Manchester by another patient. The man was allegedly attacked at Park House, on the grounds of North Manchester General Hospital, last week. Inpatients at Park House facilities include those who have been detained under the […]
Decisions that have no mandate or support from professional health workers or those who represent them including Unison’s Manchester Community and Mental Health Branch and Trade Unionist from all parts of the region.
Manchester Town Hall (photo) By: Paul Reed. Anyone who has anything to do with the care of people who suffer from a mental health illness, including ‘Dual Diagnosis Service’ should aim to read the following : Manchester City Council Mental Health Services consultation report, as reported below and at the following link: Here . […]
Fear of hospital closures (Already we have lost Edale Unit, PFI hospital) This is a big concern meeting Calling for your attendance for it is urgently needed ! SOS SAVE OUR SERVICES SOS
MANCHESTER USERS’ NETWORK MEETING. Tuesday 8 th November 2016, 1.30pm Harpurhey Wellbeing Centre, 93, CHURCH LANE, MANCHESTER M9 5BG. Mental Health Trust Take Over! User Engagement with Tom Woodcock, Greater Manchester West Mental Health Foundation Trust. We also invite, Commissioners, patients, ex – patients from Bolton, Salford and Trafford that have used the Trust’s Services […]
Now that there is to be yet another review of mental health services, we will need to continue the campaign to get the best mental health services which the people of Manchester deserve.
By: Caroline Bedale First Published: 15/07/2016 Just wanted to let you all know that we have won! At least for the time being, none of the 8 community based and specialist psychological services will be closed by Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust. The Manchester Users Network had helped a service user to take […]
"The phrase 'lessons learned' is used too much - it has to start to mean something", says sister.
BY CHARLOTTE COX Nicky Sullivan The family of a patient who died after the ‘gross failings’ of an A&E unit have slammed the hospital trust who let him down. A coroner ruled today that Nicky Sullivan, 44, from Harpurhey, had suffered from ‘serious and significant failings’ after waiting 80 minutes at North Manchester General Hospital […]
“I think the public would, rightly, ask whether someone who has just overseen such difficulty should just walk straight into another highly paid job,”
NHS Improvement (NHSI) has selected the provider that will acquire the struggling Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust (MMHSCT), which had announced as far back as 2014 that its finances were unsustainable and considered cutting a range of services last year in order to save £1.5m. Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS FT will […]