Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

01707 253900 Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust, Head Office, The Colonnades, Beaconsfield Road , Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 8YE
http://www.hpft.nhs.uk

Overview

News:

  • Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation mental health trust wins prestigious Health Service Journal Award
  • A CQC Rating of 'Outstanding'
  • Safer staffing levels
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Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) provides mental health and social care services for adults of working age, older adults, children and adolescents and specialist learning disabilities services. We also provide specialist learning disability services in Norfolk and North Essex.

We work in close partnership with Hertfordshire County Council and also with other NHS organisations to promote and support mental health in the community.

 

Single Point of Access (SPA) information

If you are a Hertfordshire resident and you are not already in contact with our services and you, a friend or relative are experiencing mental health problems for the first time and need emergency treatment, you can contact the Single Point of Access as follows: 

  • Phone: 0800 6444 101 

If you are already in contact with our services and need help during working hours (9am– 5.15pm) please contact your care coordinator. 

Out of hours you can reach our Helpline by calling 0800 6444 101 

Out-of-hours mental health helpline

For out-of-hours advice and telephone support from a mental health professional please call the Helpline on0800 6444 101

 

Departments and services

We provide health and social care for both people with mental ill health and those with a learning disability. We aim to provide services which make a positive difference to the lives of service users and their carers.

We provide health and social care for both people with mental ill health and those with a learning disability. We aim to provide services which make a positive difference to the lives of service users and their carers.

Our service groupings are:



  • Community Services including local teams for mental health

  • Acute and Rehabilation Services including inpatient services and crisis teams

  • Specialist Services such as mental health services for older people, eating disorders, and drug and alcohol services

  • Learning Disability and Forensic Services




Latest news

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation mental health trust wins prestigious Health Service Journal Award

MH Trust of the Year

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) has been awarded the Mental Health Trust of the Year Award at the 40th HSJ Awards.

 

The HSJ Awards is revered for its role in shedding light on these important qualities and their value in “opening doors” to wider opportunities and funding within the healthcare sector today.

Following an extensive judging process, undertaken by a wide range of well-respected figures from across the UK healthcare community, HPFT has been awarded this prestigious award in recognition of their outstanding contribution to healthcare over the past 12 months – a year which has undoubtedly been one of the most demanding on record for the NHS.

The judges said of the Trust: They were “blown away” by their entry. They recognised that HPFT always have service users at the heart of everything that they do, and they commented on the Trust’s continuous innovation and partnership working to improve care and outcomes, even throughout the pandemic. They were also highly impressed with the Trusts culture of keeping everyone safe from harm, and saw that it was at the core of the organisation.

The Trust, who provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Norfolk and North Essex, employs nearly 4,000 staff who deliver these services within the community as well inpatient settings.

Of being awarded this accolade, Chief Executive Tom Cahill said,

“Winning the Mental Health Trust of the Year award recognises the tremendous hard work of all our amazing staff, not just for 2020, but every day in every week and in every year, making a difference to the lives of our service users and carers. For example, during the pandemic we made sure that anyone in Mental Health Crisis  came directly to us, diverted from A&E departments. We are also very proud that all of our inpatient services remained open throughout a very difficult year.

“We will keep learning with and from others to ensure we continue building on our success and improving the experiences and lives of the people who need our care and support.”  

HSJ Editor, Alistair McLellan, offered his congratulations to HPFT for their success, “The entrants this year have been of incredible calibre, and each of the Winners at the Awards has been chosen based on their outstanding commitment to excellence in healthcare, I’d like to offer my congratulations to Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust on winning the Mental Health Trust of the Year award at this year’s 40th HSJ Awards”.

Winners were announced during the virtual ceremony attended by over 4500 health and social care staff from across the country on17 March 2021 (rescheduled from November 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic), celebrating the excellence of the healthcare industry whilst giving every outstanding individual the praise, support and recognition they deserve after a year like no other.

 

 

Last updated on 02 August 2021.

A CQC Rating of 'Outstanding'

We are delighted that England's chief inspector of hospitals has rated the overall quality of the mental health and learning disabilities services that we provide as 'Outstanding'. This follows our inspection earlier this year by the Care Quality Commission (CGC) and offers compelling evidence that our services are safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.
Click here to read our full press release 

Last updated on 26 March 2021.

Safer staffing levels

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From April 2014 it became a national requirement for all hospitals to publish information about staffing levels on wards, including the percentage of shifts meeting their agreed staffing levels.

Each month, we will publish information about our staffing levels and provide links to papers discussed in public at our Trust Board meetings.

Click here to see our latest figures

Last updated on 25 September 2015.

First service users move into Kingfisher Court

Entrance to Kingfisher Court

The Trust recently celebrated the completion of the first phase of its new inpatient unit, Kingfisher Court.

The first service users have now moved into the first two wards in the unit, which is based at the Trust's Kingsley Green near Radlett in Hertfordshire.

The second phase, which is made up of a further three wards, will be completed later this year.

Find out more about Kingfisher Court here

Last updated on 25 September 2015.

New learning disability service opened in Norfolk

The courtyard at Astley Court

A centre which will provide assessment and treatment for people with learning disabilities in Norfolk was officially opened today (Friday 21 June).

Astley Court, based at Little Plumstead Hospital and run by HPFT, was formally opened by the Bishop of Norwich, the Rt Revd Graham James.

Visitors also had the chance to look around the new £5.3m state-of-the-art unit, which will offer modern, comfortable surroundings for 12 patients at a time.

The bright and airy en-suite bedrooms allow patients privacy and dignity during their stay. They will stay at the unit for three to four months for assessment before returning to the community, supported by a tailored package of care delivered either in their homes, in supported living environments or in residential care.

Last updated on 25 September 2015.

Last updated on 02 August 2021.

Information supplied by Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust