Pennine Care sign staff health and wellbeing pledge

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust has become the latest NHS provider to sign a pledge supporting the principles of the Nursing Times Covid-19: Are You OK? campaign. The trust signed up to support the campaign, after its Clare Parker, its executive director of nursing, responded to a call made by Nursing Times to NHS providers across the UK. PennineContinue reading “Pennine Care sign staff health and wellbeing pledge”

High volumes of staff absences at GMMHT due to Covid-19 and poor communication between teams delayed help for Trauma Survivor who subsequently died

A beloved daughter and sister ‘took shelter in drugs’ following a ‘horrendous rape’, sparking an addiction which ultimately led to her death, say her family. Catherine Devitt was 56-years-old when she was found unresponsive at her home in Richardson Street, Eccles, on November 16 of last year.  In the months before her death, Catherine presented atContinue reading “High volumes of staff absences at GMMHT due to Covid-19 and poor communication between teams delayed help for Trauma Survivor who subsequently died”

New treatment significantly improves mental health in heart disease patients, Manchester led study finds

A study, led by Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) and the University of Manchester (UoM), and funded by the National Institute for Healthcare Research (NIHR), has found that a mental health treatment called Metacognitive Therapy significantly improves symptoms of anxiety and depression for heart disease patients. These findings, published in the AmericanContinue reading “New treatment significantly improves mental health in heart disease patients, Manchester led study finds”

Young man, 22, began struggle with insomnia on holiday and was dead within months, inquest hears

David Marsden’s family have slammed mental health care workers for his ‘dehumanising’ treatment on a ward at a hospital he once worked at Desperate mum Fiona tried to help her son as he was seen numerous times by his GP, A&E at Stepping Hill Hospital, as an outpatient with a psychiatrist and by the communityContinue reading “Young man, 22, began struggle with insomnia on holiday and was dead within months, inquest hears”

Grandad desperate for help took his own life after being passed from ‘pillar to post’ by Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Inquest heard man left ‘very upset’ when he learned from his GP, just a few days before he took his own life, that he had been discharged by the mental health team. Manchester Evening News, 15th June 2021 Steven Myers, 49, from Wythenshawe, was found dead in room 222 at The Amblehurst Hotel in SaleContinue reading “Grandad desperate for help took his own life after being passed from ‘pillar to post’ by Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust”

Death could have been prevented: Greater Manchester’s mental health trust ‘lost oversight’

A heartbroken mum says she feels her daughter’s death could have been prevented if she had received the mental health treatment she desperately needed.  Olivia Garvey was found ‘collapsed and unresponsive’ at the White Lodge Hotel, in Salford, last September – six months after her last involvement with mental health services.  An inquest into the 24-year-old’sContinue reading “Death could have been prevented: Greater Manchester’s mental health trust ‘lost oversight’”

Bed occupancy levels at Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust continue to exceed full capacity.”

Papers discussed by Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust’s board show that whilst demand for services dropped during the pandemic, community mental health services then saw a 26pc increase on pre-Covid levels in March – ‘suppressed demand that is now coming through’. Trafford clinical commissioning group noted a similar pattern. “Referrals to specialist child and adolescentContinue reading “Bed occupancy levels at Greater Manchester Mental Health Trust continue to exceed full capacity.””

The £1.8m project helping Salford patients feel at home again after hospital care

Salford patients delayed on hospital wards are being helped to return to the community with a fresh start in a new home as part of a £1.8 million project. Progressive landlord ForHousing has joined forces with Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation to tackle the long delays in people being discharged due to a lack ofContinue reading “The £1.8m project helping Salford patients feel at home again after hospital care”

Children six times more likely to be restrained than adults

Children in mental health units are almost six times more likely to be restrained compared to adults, according to the findings of an unpublished NHS England review. Several sources who have been briefed, during presentations, on the unpublished review of inpatient child and adolescent mental health services undertaken by NHS England’s Getting it Right FirstContinue reading “Children six times more likely to be restrained than adults”

Build Back Fairer in Greater Manchester: Health Equity and Dignified Lives

Commissioned by the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership this review, ‘Build Back Fairer in Greater Manchester: Health Equity and Dignified Lives’, includes bold and ambitious recommendations on how to reduce health inequities and build back fairer from the COVID-19 pandemic for future generations. A new Framework is part of the review and comes as life expectancy falls for everyone across the UK, and health inequities widen, atContinue reading “Build Back Fairer in Greater Manchester: Health Equity and Dignified Lives”