Mental Health Patients Face Changes to Services

The Journal (Newcastle, England), November 13, 2015 | Go to article overview

Mental Health Patients Face Changes to Services


Byline: Craig Thompson Chief Reporter craig.thompson01@trinitymirror.com

THOUSANDS of mental health patients are set to face changes in the way they get help after plans for a major revamp of specialist services was revealed.

The future of mental health provision in Newcastle and Gateshead is under the microscope after NHS bosses launched a public consultation into how services are accessed - and where they are located.

Under the plans the Tramwell Unit, based at Gateshead's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and the Hadrian Clinic, based at the Campus for Ageing and Vitality in Westgate Road, Newcastle, would close, with a shift to more community-based care.

Different options are now being considered on how this community based care will be structured.

No jobs will be lost as a result of the changes.

Health leaders say the changes are necessary to ensure it is easier for patients to get the support they need outside of hospital and in the community.

Dr Guy Pilkington, a Newcastle GP and Chair of NHS Newcastle Gateshead CCG, said: "We are determined that mental healthcare should not be a Cinderella service when compared to healthcare for physical complaints.

"This means changing the way we invest our money. We must spend less on hospital buildings and continue to reduce hospital admissions by investing in community support.

"There is no health without mental health, so we need to invest more in mental health services in community settings. That means linking into the strengths of individuals, communities and voluntary organisations who can support people and help them live fulfilling, independent lives.

"We need better options for people to access more intense help quickly and close to home when they need it. When people have become seriously unwell, we need more effective ways to help them recover."

The public consultation on the plans, launched at Newcastle's Centre for Life on Thursday, will run for 13 weeks until February 12, 2016.

At the launch event, clinical leaders outlined the different possible scenarios and the ways people can get involved and give their views. …

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