Trust Welcomes Inspection of its Mental Health Services – 04/02/14

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust is getting ready to welcome the Care Quality Commission’s (CQC) inspection of its mental health services. This follows the Trust being chosen as one of the first five mental health trusts to be inspected by the CQC as part of their new inspection regime.

The inspection, which will begin on Monday 24th February, will involve a team of clinical experts and people who have experience of using mental health services visiting the Trust and talking to staff, patients, carers and families about their experiences.

Gary Graham, Chief Executive of Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust commented: “We are committed to providing the very best mental health services for our communities across Dudley and Walsall and we welcome the feedback from this inspection to help us make further improvements to our services.”

Alternatively, anyone who wishes to give their views to the inspection team can do this by contacting the CQC:

By email:  
By letter: CQC, Citygate, Gallowgate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4PA   
By phone: 03000 61 61 61

There are also comment boxes across the Trust’s hospital and community sites for our service users and carers to share their views.

The Chief Inspector of the CQC, Professor Sir Mike Richards added: "The new inspections are designed to provide us with a clear picture of the quality of the services, exposing poor or mediocre care as well as highlighting those trusts providing good and excellent care.

“It is vital that we also hear the views of the people who have had care at Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust, or anyone who wants to share information with us, to help us plan our inspection, and so focus on those things that really matter to people who depend on this service.”

A full report of the inspectors’ findings will be published by the Care Quality Commission on their website