Family slams hospital trust after coroner rules there were ‘gross failings’ in care of mental health patient

"The phrase 'lessons learned' is used too much - it has to start to mean something", says sister.

Family slams hospital trust after coroner rules there were ‘gross failings’ in care of mental health patient

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 […]

Struggling mental health trust to be taken over by neighbouring FT

“I think the public would, rightly, ask whether someone who has just overseen such difficulty should just walk straight into another highly paid job,”

Struggling mental health trust to be taken over by neighbouring FT

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 […]

Chief executive of Manchester’s crisis hit mental health trust lands new job – at an even bigger trust

Ms Moran had been chief executive at the trust for four years, during a period in which it struggled with major financial challenges

Chief executive of Manchester’s crisis hit mental health trust lands new job – at an even bigger trust

BY JENNIFER WILLIAMS   Michele Moran   The chief executive of Manchester’s crisis-hit mental health trust has got a new job heading up an even bigger NHS trust. Michele Moran, under whose leadership Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust has been scrapped and taken over by another organisation amid financial disarray, is being seconded […]

IVAN LEWIS FOR MAYOR: MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES NEEDS HIM !

IVAN LEWIS MP: IF THE LABOUR PARTY MEMBERS VOTE FOR IVAN FOR MAYOR, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES IN MANCHESTER WILL HAVE THE BEST PERSON TO FIX THE PROBLEMS !

IVAN LEWIS FOR MAYOR: MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES NEEDS HIM !

Ivan Lewis MP received the backing of MUN to be the next elected Greater Manchester Mayor. The mayor will hold a lot of powers in the GT Manchester region. The elected GT Manchester Mayor will lead Greater Manchester Combined Authority and hold decision-making powers and control budgets in areas including Mental Health, General health, Justice, […]

Manchester CCG’s & Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust To Appear in Court

The Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust and Manchester (3) Clinical Commissioning Groups are accused of failing in their duty to disabled and disadvantaged people in the city by the planned closures .

Manchester CCG’s & Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust To Appear in Court

Outside Bench Mark Nell Lane, one of the services under threat of closure     Press Release : Issued By Manchester Users’ Network: For Immediate Release: – In the Civil Justice Centre in Manchester.   A Court action on Friday 24 Th June, 2016 prevented Manchester Mental Health & Social Care Trust from taking any further […]

MUN: Chair Calls On Members & Friends To support Ending the use of Taser against people locked in psychiatric wards

“Taser has been used against patients detained in secure psychiatric settings for more than 10 years: But the culture of cover-up that dominates these sectors and the unequal power balance between those subject to such treatment and statutory providers and the police has silenced public debate around this issue.

MUN: Chair Calls On Members & Friends To support Ending the use of Taser against people locked in psychiatric wards

Breaking News : Paul Reed Reacts to Calls for ban on Taser use against people in locked psychiatric wards to be debated in Parliament .:- By: MUN Reporter: The elected Chair of MUN (Manchester Users Network) Paul Reed has called on all their members and friends to instruct their elected MP’s via Twitter and request them to […]

Calls for ban on Taser use against people in locked psychiatric wards to be debated in Parliament

“Taser has been used against patients detained in secure psychiatric settings for more than 10 years: But the culture of cover-up that dominates these sectors and the unequal power balance between those subject to such treatment and statutory providers and the police has silenced public debate around this issue.

Calls for ban on Taser use against people in locked psychiatric wards to be debated in Parliament

We hope that Norman Lamb’s amendment is accepted   A ban on the use of Taser firearms against people detained on locked psychiatric wards will be among amendments debated on the second day of report stage of the Policing and Crime Bill in the House of Commons today. This move comes after calls by human […]