“We recognise that this is not ideal."
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.
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 . […]
“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 […]
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 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, […]
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 .
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 […]
Here’s what patients, trade unionists, politicians, commissioners and mental health workers are saying about yesterday’s decision
When revealed the plans back in October they prompted a public outcry. But despite a public consultation finding people massively against the move – and warnings that it will cost lives – the trust has pushed ahead with the cut, arguing it doesn’t have enough money to balance its books otherwise. Patients, trade unions, politicians […]
The city's mental health trust is expected to axe £1.5m in services this morning. Here's why all of us should be outraged
BY: Jennifer Williams When cuts have gone on this long, there is a danger they can start to look a bit samey, to barely pass as news. A million from this service. Two million from that. This council has shrunk by this percent. This other public body is about to fall over. But there are […]
John Byron has been under the care of Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust for nine years, and now they've decided they can do no more for him
BY: JENNIFER WILLIAMS Mental health patient John Byron A severely depressed mental health campaigner has been abruptly discharged from care after nearly a decade – and told there is nothing else that can be done for him. John Byron, 49, has long been under the care of Manchester’s community mental health team to help […]
A public consultation carried out following pressure from councillors last year has concluded people were against the move.
BY: JENNIFER WILLIAMS: Manchester’s mental health trust is to push ahead in axing £1:5m of frontline services, the M.E.N. can reveal – despite a huge public outcry. At its board meeting Thursday morning Manchester Mental Health and Social Care Trust is due to scrap eight separate community-based services, hitting around 500 patients. They include arts […]
Inquiry call as new figures show a 26% rise in the number of mental health patients attempting or committing suicide
BY JASON BEATTIE More help needed: figures show rise in number of mental health deaths MPs have blamed government cuts for the “appalling and tragic” rise in the number of mental health deaths. New figures show unexpected deaths among mental health patients in NHS care have soared by more than a fifth over the […]