In the last year we've seen some amazing achievements by our staff, we've opened a new medium secure unit and our services have won awards for best practice.
Nurse of the year winner 2015
Broadmoor nurse, Edward Vandi was named Nurse of the Year in the Nursing Times Awards for 2015. He was singled out for his incredible efforts at the height of the Ebola outbreak, in Sierra Leone. During several placements, Edward helped a huge number of people - putting his own life in danger. He supervised eight treatment holding centres and helped to provide psychological support and challenge the stigma around Ebola victims within a complex traditional culture.
Nurse of the year shortlist 2016
Clinical manager, Ann Simms, was shortlisted for a 2016 RCNi Nurse Award for developing an innovative pathway to encourage more nurses to pursue careers in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS). "I am very pleased to have been nominated for this award – I hope this opportunity will highlight the need for a national co-ordinated approach to education and training for CAMHS nurses" Ann Simms
Helping people at home
Our new service - Home ward helps people during a period of severe or sudden illness, or when they have been discharged from a general hospital, so they can recover and remain well at home. Six months on the service has reduced the average hospital stay from weeks to 5 days. A patient who used the referral service said: “The response was so quick , I just couldn't believe it. Within an hour they were at my door. They were just so lovely. It was a marvelous thing for me to have them come to my home to treat me. ”
New helpline is saving lives in London
We are improving care for people experiencing a mental health crisis, with the launch of a new single point of access (SPA) 24 hour telephone help line. SPA aims to provide emergency mental health care with the same urgency that people expect from the NHS in a physical health emergency. In the first 2 months the helpline received 6,500 calls and 2,000 referrals. Having a dedicated helpline for patients and carers as well as referrers means patients are getting life-saving care faster.
Crisis team shortlisted for Patient Safety Award
Our crisis assessment and treatment team has been shortlisted for a Patient Safety Award, in recognition of clinics they are running in Ealing to bridge the gap between physical and mental healthcare. “We’re delighted to have been nominated for a Patient Safety Award. The support and the dedication that we have received from our team and others in the trust has been immeasurable, and it has been great to work collaboratively and provide a holistic approach to care.” Puja Sahai, Lead nurse
One You Ealing
We have launched a new campaign to help local people live longer, healthier lives. One You Ealing runs a stop smoking service, offers health checks and free healthy lifestyle programmes for children and families to help tackle childhood obesity. “I’m extremely proud that the trust is offering these services to the people of Ealing. It’s never too late to make small changes to shape your future health."
Johny Nota, service manager
Our brand new 80 bed hospital, Thames Lodge, opened in February 2016. The hospital provides modern therapeutic care for men in a secure setting.
“I was blown away with how stunning the new building is. It has been constructed in a way that makes treatment, care and activities all much more accessible.” Beryl, carer