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Welcome to South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Our Trust provides mental health, learning disability and specialist children’s services across South Staffordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. We also provide services on a wider regional or national basis, including perinatal, eating disorder and forensic services. The Trust’s Inclusions service provides psychological and drug and alcohol services and has contracts across the country. We are now also providers of genitourinary medicine services in South Staffordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.

  • Songs for You Secures £15,000

    The Arts for Health team at South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is pleased to announce their success in securing £15,000 funding from the Postcode Community Trust.

    The money will support their Songs for You programme taking place in Stafford, Cannock and Shrewsbury over the next couple of years.

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  • Commitment to Sustainability Recognised

    As the NHS holds its national Sustainability Day, South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) has been recognised for Excellence in Sustainability Reporting.

    Sustainability Day, which takes place on 22 March, gives the health sector an opportunity to highlight the important role sustainable development can play in health service delivery.

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  • Diane is Simply the Best

    South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s (SSSFT) is celebrating success at the recent Patient Experience Network’s national awards.

    The Trust was named runner up in the Championing the Public category and was also recognised as a finalist in the Turning it Around category. Diane Taylor, Service Improvement Peer Worker, won the Simply the Best award in the Best in Class category for her presentation at the awards.

    The Patient Experience Network National Awards (PENNA) celebrate the delivery of outstanding patient experience by those involved in the health and social care industry. Shortlisted entrants are invited to take part in an exhibition at the awards event, showcasing their achievement and offering an excellent opportunity for networking and sharing good practice.

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  • Wards Gain Royal College Seal of Approval

    Staff on two inpatient wards at St George’s Hospital in Stafford are celebrating after gaining accreditation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

    The accreditation follows an in-depth review of the services, covering five domains; General Standards, including policies, protocols and staffing related issues; Timely and Purposeful Admission; Safety; Environment and Facilities; Therapies and Activities.

    Brocton and Chebsey are adult acute wards and provide inpatient services for people whose mental health needs are having an adverse impact on their lives, significantly affecting how they feel, live or function. These needs cannot be met by their GP or other primary care staff.

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  • New NHS Wellbeing Clinic opens in North Staffordshire

    Neil Carr OBE, Chief Executive of South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (SSSFT) and Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent Partnership NHS Trust (SSOTP), will officially open a new Wellbeing Centre at Morston House in Newcastle-under-Lyme on Thursday 22 March 2018.

    The North Staffordshire Wellbeing Service provides help for any type of emotional problem, or physical symptoms that cause emotional distress. This is an integrated service where workers from Community Health and Social Care Teams such as Diabetes and Respiratory Nurses work alongside Wellbeing Practitioners/Therapists from the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service (IAPT).

    The new Wellbeing Centre is one of the first examples of the wraparound patient-centred care that is being achieved through the closer working relationship between SSSFT and SSOTP. The two trusts are proposing to merge later in the year.

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