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.
In a move that could have important ramifications for health and social care services across the UK, the New Year will see the creation of the first merged health and social care organisation.
By : Mark Gould In a move that could have important ramifications for health and social care services across the UK, the New Year will see the creation of the first merged health and social care organisation. From January 1st, Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust and Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS […]
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 […]
Update on actions so far presentation of petition to Manchester CCG in January responds to MMHSCT consultation (UNISON Manchester Community and Mental Health branch and Greater Manchester Keep Our NHS Public)
Manchester deserves better mental health services Campaign meeting: Chorlton Health Centre, 1 Nicolas Road, Chorlton, M21 9NJ (SATNAV M21 9NJ) In Conference Room upstairs (there is a keypad on door at bottom of stairs – please ring Caroline Bedale on 07960 988596 if there is no-one at that door to let you in) Monday […]
Chairman for North West Ambulance Service, Wyn Dignan comments: “We’re delighted to welcome Mark to the Service and are confident that he will be a positive addition to the Trust Board.
By Carl Fallowfield The NHS Trust Development Authority (NHS TDA) has confirmed the appointment of Mark Tattersall Non-Executive Director of North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust. Mark is a qualified accountant who worked as a senior executive from 1991 until the end of 2007 in a range of businesses which included the Co-operative and London […]
Special report By: Manchester Evening News Journalist Jennifer Williams: We went to find what it's really like living with mental health issues in Manchester and found services are at crisis point
BY: JENNIFER WILLIAMS Mental health patient John Byron Nothing about John Byron says ‘sometimes I very nearly kill myself’. But every now and then when life becomes too much, he ends up ‘curled up on the floor screaming and shouting’ on the brink of harming himself. When this happens John, aged 49 and a chronic […]
A further well-established fact is that in austere times, health commissioners tend to raid mental health budgets to plug the growing deficits in the acute hospital sector.
by Dr KailashChand In austere times, health commissioners tend to raid mental health budgets to plug the growing deficits in the acute hospital sector Mental health services form a crucial part of the NHS, and yet they have always been the poor relation in the health service. The Independent Mental Health Services Alliance has […]
The former Hulme Library building and the former Beech Mount Children’s Home in Harpurhey are among the first in a series of buildings which will be used by rough sleepers.
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Service User Groups (patients) are being bullied and being stopped from functioning by the Kate Lampard report of Jimmy Saville being misused!
Mental health patients taken to private clinics hundreds of miles from Manchester at cost of £7m
Hundreds of mental health patients are being taken to private clinics up to 260 miles from Manchester due to a shortage of NHS beds.
Acutely-ill people have been transferred to clinics as far away as Darlington, Harrogate, London and Bristol for emergency treatment more than 670 times since 2013.
Many have stayed away for weeks while undergoing treatment at a huge cost to the NHS in Greater Manchester.