A MENTAL health trust has seen one of its Chester services rated as the best in the country.
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s (CWP) Chester liaison psychiatry team were recently ‘accredited as an excellent service’ by the Royal College of Psychiatrists’ Psychiatric Liaison Accreditation Network (PLAN), and were one of the first teams to gain this rating in the country.
Dr Miqdad Bohra, CWP’s accreditation leader for Chester, said: “PLAN works with services to assure and improve the quality of psychiatric liaison in hospital settings and identify areas for improvement.
“Of the 29 teams involved in the first wave of the accreditation process CWP’s Wirral and Chester services, based at Arrowe Park and Countess of Chester Hospitals, were the first two services to be ‘accredited as excellent’.
“The review days were extremely successful and we received many positive comments from the review team who were impressed by the strong leadership of the teams and service as a whole.”
Andy Styring, director of operations at CWP, said: “This success is due to years of commitment and enthusiasm of all of the liaison teams to develop quality standards and build strong partnerships with the Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to challenge discrimination and stigma and ensure that patients with mental health needs receive high quality care.”
RATED HIGHLY: CWP’s liaison psychiatry team at the Countess of Chester celebrate their success. PCH ZZ250810RATED