Community Mental Health
PEOPLE who use NHS community Mental
Health Services in Lancashire are being encouraged to take part in a survey to
drive future service improvements. Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust is
carrying out the 2018 Community Mental Health Survey to find out what people who
use these services think about the care they receive in order to improve
people's experiences. The survey is led by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) as
part of a national programme to improve Mental Health Services for local
This year the survey will be sent to 850 people aged 18 and over who have
recently used the Trust's services. Obtaining feedback from people who use
services and understanding what is important to them is vital for improving the
quality of care. The results will help the Trust see where they are performing
well and to identify any areas where there is room for improvement.
Those chosen to take part will receive a copy of the questionnaire to complete
between February and June. The results of the survey will be presented in a form
that does not allow any individual's answers to be identified. The results of
the survey will be published by the CQC, in November 2017, and will be share by the
Dawn Kenyon, Quality Improvement and Experience Manager at Lancashire Care NHS
Foundation Trust said:- "The Community Mental Health Survey is part of a
commitment to design and deliver health services with people at the heart of
everything we do. Our vision identifies the importance of listening to people's
stories so that we can learn and improve quality together. We hope that the
people who use our services here in Lancashire will take the time to help us
with this survey. The feedback we receive as part of the survey is extremely
valuable in helping us to find out how we are doing, where we are doing well and
how we can improve our services going forward. If you or someone you care for
receive one of our surveys and has a query or requires any further information,
please get in touch with us."
If you have any queries or concerns about the
survey please contact the Quality Improvement Team on:- 01772 695366 or send an
Tattyfilarious tea for Sir
THE Squire of Knotty Ash is to be
honoured with a special civic lunch, at Liverpool Town Hall, on his 90th
On Wednesday, 8 November 2017, Sir Ken Dodd, who is a Freeman of the City, will be treated
to a rendition of his famous hit 'Happiness' by pupils from Knotty Ash Primary
School, and children from Trinity Primary School will entertain him with their
favourite jokes. A special Doddy themed afternoon tea will be served; including
sandwiches, made fresh from the Jam Butty Mines and Diddy Pies! Sir Ken will
also be presented with a giant Birthday card filled with goodwill messages from
local people; simply
put "Ken Dodd" in the subject line, by Tuesday, 7 November 2017.
Lord Mayor, Councillor Malcolm Kennedy, said:- "To borrow a line from Sir
Ken, how tickled we are to be honouring him on the very special occasion of his
90th Birthday. He has been entertaining the nation for an incredible 65 years,
and while other people of his vintage are now putting their feet up, he is still
performing across the country with an energy and enthusiasm that is truly age
defying. He is the 'King of Comedy' and the 'Master of Mirth,' a 1 off national
treasure, the likes of which we have never seen before, and never will again. It
is right and proper that we thank him for a lifetime of making people laugh."
Sir Ken is proud to be honoured with a civic lunch on his 90th Birthday in his
home City. He said:- "I have travelled all over the world, but I have yet
to visit any place to compare with Merseyside. It has such a rich diversity of
creative talents in music, the arts and especially humour. The people are
blessed with kindness, generosity and tremendous energy and drive."
R Charity's ₤10m Appeal Reveal
THIS November, 'R Charity'
celebrated a significant milestone in the journey to raising ₤10 million for the
new Royal Liverpool University Hospital. A grand total of ₤6.8millon has been
reached with the help of fundraisers including staff, patients, volunteers and
dedicated supporters. The funds will enable the new Royal to provide services
beyond the NHS promise of care to create an outstanding patient experience in a
world class Hospital.
To mark this momentous achievement, a day of celebration was planned. Staff
throughout the Hospital joined in by wearing purple and took part in fundraising
activities. Staff, patients and visitors were entertained throughout the day
with performances from 3 local school choirs, the Royal Liverpool and
Broadgreen staff choir and soloist Rhian Carys Jones.
R Charity's aim is to raise enough money to purchase equipment which is not
currently provided as standard by the NHS. The money raised as part of the
appeal will also help to provide an environment which gives the best experience
for patients and families anywhere in the NHS. Some of the areas set to benefit
from the ₤10m appeal include breast cancer services; the funds raised will allow
the Trust to purchase a state of the art 3D mammography machine. This piece of
equipment helps diagnose cancers earlier, so that patients can begin treatment
earlier and ultimately increase their chance of survival.
The critical care unit in the new Hospital has the latest digital technology
enabling staff to monitor and respond to patient needs. The unit provides
treatment to the most critically ill patients in the Hospital, this means that
loved ones visit for longer lengths of time. To ensure that those relatives are
comfortable whilst visiting loved ones, the ₤10m appeal will help to provide
reclining furniture improving comfort for relatives and visitors.
Overall the ₤10m appeal will enable the Trust to improve diagnostic services,
digital technology and comfort for patients and relatives, not only benefitting
patients now but in the future.
Lauren Davies, Interim Head of Fundraising for R Charity said:- "I am
delighted to announce that we have raised a staggering ₤6.8milllion for the new
Royal as part of the ₤10m appeal. What an incredible achievement! We couldn't
have done it without all our supporters. Staff, patients and local people have
all taken part in various activities since the appeal began. A huge thank you to
our cyclists, our swimmers, our marathon runners and those businesses that come
to our events and select us as their charity of the year. To help us reach the
₤10m target we want you to get involved and be part of the journey to the new
Royal. Your support will enable us to provide equipment, services and diagnostic
facilities which go beyond the NHS promise of care. By enhancing the services we
currently provide we can ensure that our new Hospital will provide world class
health care for generations to come."
R Charity still has a further ₤3million to raise to hit the target and there are
lots of ways to get involved whatever your age or hobby.
To get involved or for more information you can contact the team on:- 0151 706
or via visiting:-