Mental Health Trust Celebrates Five Years – 01/10/13

Gary and Glyn Celebrate 5 YearsDudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust celebrates its fifth anniversary today (Tuesday 1st October).

Since forming on 1st October 2008, the Trust has provided mental health services to around 100,000 children, adults and older people across Dudley and Walsall. It has treated patients for a wide range of mental health conditions, from common mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety to more severe and enduring mental health conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

During this time, the Trust has spent over £6 million on improving its facilities for patients and has recruited over 100 new nurses to work in the local community and at its three hospitals: Bushey Fields Hospital in Dudley, Dorothy Pattison Hospital in Walsall and Bloxwich Hospital.

Chief Executive Gary Graham commented: “Since we formed in 2008, our vision has been to provide mental health services with a focus on helping people recover and I am proud that, thanks to the hard work and dedication of our staff, this vision has become a reality.

“Over the last five years we have received almost 800 compliments from service users and their families telling us how our staff and services have helped them. This means a lot to us as it proves the real impact that we have on local people’s lives.”

Chairman Glyn Shaw added: “We are delighted to celebrate five years of providing high quality mental health services to our communities across Dudley and Walsall. I would also like to thank our commissioners and partners for helping us to achieve this and look forward to continuing to work together with all our partners over the next five years.”

Trust Celebrates 5 Years