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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.

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.

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.

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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