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Sam Millers and Marc Thompson want answers after both their teenagers were admitted to Prestwich Hospital and didn’t come back out alive

The parents of two children who died in hospital due to “observation failings” are demanding an independent investigation. Sam Millers and Marc Thompson are parents from two different parts of the county who both lost their children after they received treatment at Prestwich Hospital. Sam, from Old Trafford, lost her trans son Charlie, 17, inContinue reading “Sam Millers and Marc Thompson want answers after both their teenagers were admitted to Prestwich Hospital and didn’t come back out alive”

Most adolescents dying by suicide or harming themselves known to health services

Around 80% of adolescents who died by suicide or who had self-harmed had consulted with their GP or a practice nurse in the preceding year, shows new research. The large study of 10 to 19-year-olds between 2003 and 2018, published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, also puts forward a series of proposals toContinue reading “Most adolescents dying by suicide or harming themselves known to health services”

Lancashire MP slams mental health trusts for ‘pulling bobbies away from the beat’

West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper has blasted NHS mental health trusts for their reliance on the police. Mrs Cooper has raised the matter with the Secretary of State for Health, claiming that local NHS Trusts like Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust and Greater Manchester Mental Health have told her to refer mental health crises toContinue reading “Lancashire MP slams mental health trusts for ‘pulling bobbies away from the beat’”

Psychiatric hospital ordered to improve after failing to provide ‘caring environment’ for patients

A psychiatric hospital has been ordered to improve after a watchdog found it was failing to provide ‘a caring environment’ that respected patients’ dignity and helped them recover. Cheadle Royal Hospital, in Heald Green, has in-patient wards for adults and children as well as specialist eating disorder services. It was previously rated ‘good’ overall by theContinue reading “Psychiatric hospital ordered to improve after failing to provide ‘caring environment’ for patients”

Man charged with attempted murder after patient stabbed at mental health unit

A man has been charged with attempted murder after a patient was stabbed in the mental health unit of a hospital. Police rushed to reports of a stabbing on October 27 at Park House, which contains adult inpatient mental health wards on the North Manchester General Hospital site. A man in his 30s suffered seriousContinue reading “Man charged with attempted murder after patient stabbed at mental health unit”

Patient’s disgust over ‘revolting’ state of mental health ward as disgusting photos show overflowing bins and ‘blocked toilet and sink’

A patient was left horrified after being placed on a mental health ward where she says her ‘sink was blocked’, the ‘bathroom was filthy’ and she was left ‘on her hands and knees cleaning the floor of her room’. Pictures captured by the patient appear to show the ‘overflowing bins’ and ‘blocked toilet’, expected toContinue reading “Patient’s disgust over ‘revolting’ state of mental health ward as disgusting photos show overflowing bins and ‘blocked toilet and sink’”

Union fears ‘dangerous’ low staffing levels at Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust are harming patients

As reported in the Manchester Evening News last week a watchdog is “very concerned” about the safety of people using the services of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust. A damning report said inspectors found there were not always enough nurses and that permanent staff did not feel safe if bank or agency workers were used as theyContinue reading “Union fears ‘dangerous’ low staffing levels at Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust are harming patients”

Watchdog ‘very concerned’ about safety of patients at Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust where 3 young people died

CQC is “very concerned” about the safety of people using the services of Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Trust.  The damning report says inspectors found there was not always enough nursing staff and that permanent staff did not feel safe if bank or agency workers were used as they didn’t have the relevant training. ItContinue reading “Watchdog ‘very concerned’ about safety of patients at Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust where 3 young people died”

Green light for £105m Park House mental health unit in North Manchester

ospital bosses have been given the green light for a new £105.9 million specialist mental health unit in Manchester. The UK Government has given its final approval for the major new site at North Manchester General Hospital. It will replace Park House, the hospital’s existing mental health inpatient unit which provides assessment and treatment for adultsContinue reading “Green light for £105m Park House mental health unit in North Manchester”

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