2gether NHS Foundation Trust

01452 894000 Rikenel, Montpellier , Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL1 1LY
http://www.2gether.nhs.uk

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Overview

News:

  • Countess of Wessex Opens New Facility
  • Big Health Check Day 2017 a Great Success
  • App Offers Suicide Prevention Advice and Support
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2gether NHS Foundation Trust (2gether) provides specialist mental health and learning disability services to the people of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.

We serve a combined population of 761,000 people. 96% of services are provided within the community and as close to an individuals' family and friends as possible - this is an essential factor in helping to improve a person's recovery.

Last year our 2,300 dedicated permanent and bank staff made over 280,000 telephone and face to face contacts. 

We provide a wide range of community based care, including primary and intermediate mental health care teams, recovery teams, one stop teams, assertive outreach teams, crisis teams, older people teams, community learning disability teams, children and young people teams and social care. 

Our specific, targeted services include Let's Talk (IAPT), Managing Memory 2gether, Gloucestershire Recovery in Psychosis (Early Intervention) and our eating disorders Service.

Our acute and rehabilitation inpatient care units for over 18s and older people are Wotton Lawn Hospital, Charlton Lane Hospital, Stonebow Unit, Honeybourne Unit, Laurel House and Oak House. Wotton Lawn Hospital also incorporates our Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (Greyfriars), a low secure facility (Montpellier Unit) and the Maxwell Centre, our Section 136 assessment suite. Westridge and Hollybrook are inpatient units for people with learning disabilities.

We also provide Occupational Health services to public and private sector clients through Working Well 2gether, and our Journey 2 Work and Back 2 Work services facilitate vocational opportunities and promote social inclusion for people in recovery. 

Our aim is 'Making Life Better' and our values are: 

  • Seeing from a service user perspective
  • Excelling and improving
  • Responsive
  • Valuing and respectful
  • Inclusive, open and honest
  • Can do
  • Efficient, effective, economic and equitable

Departments and services

Gloucestershire



  • One Stop Teams

  • Recovery

  • Primary Mental Health Care

  • Adult inpatient care at Wotton Lawn and Charlton Lane Hospital

  • Psychiatric Intensive Care at Greyfriars Unit

  • Section 136 care at the Maxwell Centre Assessment Suite

  • Specialist services: including Managing Memory, Hospital Liaison, Eating Disorders, and caring for Children and Young People

  • Let’s Talk – Improving Access to Psychological Therapies

  • Support for people with a learning disability at Hollybrook and Westridge


Herefordshire



  • Primary Care Mental Health Team

  • Recovery Teams - providing community-based mental health service

  • Children and Adolescent Mental Health Team

  • Specialist teams including Early intervention, Assertive Outreach and Crisis Resolution teams,

  • Let’s Talk – Improving Access to Psychological Therapies

  • Adult inpatient care at Stonebow Unit

  • Recovery service at Oak House

Latest news

Countess of Wessex Opens New Facility

Countess of Wessex Meeting Staff

Her Royal Highness The Countess of Wessex performed the official opening of two new facilities for people affected by mental health issues in Gloucestershire.

The Pied Piper Room for Children and Families and The Alexandra Wellbeing House are both in Gloucester, but serve the whole county. Her Royal Highness visited Gloucestershire today (July 5) to see at first-hand the support the premises provide.

Read more here: https://www.2gether.nhs.uk/countess-wessex-opens-new-mental-health-facilities/

Last updated on 14 November 2017.

Big Health Check Day 2017 a Great Success

Police horses at Big Health Check Day

More people than ever before joined us for the ninth annual Big Health Check and Social Care Open Day.

The event, at Oxstalls Sports Park, was aimed at helping people with learning disabilities and complex health and physical health needs  to stay healthy and active.

Read more about the event here: https://www.2gether.nhs.uk/big-health-check-day-2017-big-success/

Last updated on 14 November 2017.

App Offers Suicide Prevention Advice and Support

A new app will offer suicide prevention information, help and support to people in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire.

The Stay Alive app, which is the UK’s first suicide prevention app, was created by Grassroots Suicide Prevention, and will now be available in Gloucestershire and Herefordshire after it was licensed to 2gether NHS Foundation Trust.

Read more here: https://www.2gether.nhs.uk/app-offers-suicide-prevention-help-support-gloucestershire-herefordshire/

Last updated on 14 November 2017.

Trust Rated Good by CQC

The Care Quality Commission has today published its report detailing the findings of the Comprehensive Inspection of our services, which took place in late October last year.

We have been rated as 'good' overall.

The report is made up of 10 specific service reports and an overall summary report. The table below details the rating that the CQC has given each of these 10 service areas across each of the five domains.

Find out more about the report here - http://www.2gether.nhs.uk/trust-rated-good-by-cqc

Last updated on 29 January 2016.

Film Highlights Recovery College Success

A short film has been produced highlighting the success of an innovative college set up to educate people on how to help their recovery and stay well following mental illness. 

Since its inception the Severn & Wye Recovery College, run by 2gether NHS Foundation Trust and partners, has helped more than 200 people to improve their mental health and emotional wellbeing. 

Find out more and watch the film here - http://www.2gether.nhs.uk/film-highlights-recovery-college-success

Last updated on 29 January 2016.

Trust in Pilot Project to Tackle Discrimination

We’re working with Time to Change on a national pilot project to tackle stigma and discrimination faced by those with mental health problems.

The project, also involving Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW), and people with experience of mental health problems, follows evidence that mental health care service users nationally continue to face stigma from healthcare professionals.

Read the full story here - http://www.2gether.nhs.uk/trust-in-pilot-project-to-tackle-discrimination

Last updated on 29 January 2016.

Top Marks Again for Greyfriars

Greyfriars Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU), in Gloucester, has once again been accredited as ‘excellent’.

The unit, in Horton Road, has been awarded the grading by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the National Association of Psychiatric Intensive Care Units (NAPICU).

Read more here - http://www.2gether.nhs.uk/top-marks-again-for-greyfriars

Last updated on 29 January 2016.

2gether Teams Receive Royal College of Psychiatry Accreditation

The three 2gether teams who support mental health patients in their own homes have received accreditation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
 
The teams, who support people experiencing sudden mental health issues that are presenting risks to their welfare, are now officially accredited under the national Home Treatment Accreditation Scheme (HTAS).
 
2gether’s Countywide Community Services Manager Jez Leat, who manages the teams, said it was a great achievement, which should give service users and the wider community additional confidence in the services provided by the Trust.

“The process we went through to achieve accreditation involved rigorous examination of the care provided and the processes behind it,” Jez said.
 
“Our teams were assessed in depth, by a visiting team of inspectors, and have been found to be meeting the standards set down by the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
 
“The Home Treatment Accreditation Scheme was introduced last year, as a way of ensuring high quality home treatment services,” he added.

“We are delighted to have met the standards, and our accreditation will continue until 2016 when we will be inspected again.”
 
The three teams – known as Crisis and Home Treatment Teams - cover the following geographical areas:
•Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and North Cotswolds;
•Gloucester and Forest; and
•Stroud and Cotswolds.
 
The teams are comprised of professionals including Nurses, Social Workers, Psychiatrists and Community Support Workers.
 
They offer support and advice when people need an additional level of care, for example when their mental health is deteriorating. The teams monitor mental health, offer support and advice to families and carers, give practical support and assistance with daily activities, assist with medication management, and help service users to develop coping strategies.

The teams visit individuals every day for up to six weeks, enabling service users to stay in their own home, unless hospital admission becomes necessary. They are available to support people 24 hours a day and operate an emergency helpline for the people they are supporting.

Last updated on 29 January 2016.

Refurbishment and Reopening of Hereford Mental Health Facility

Pictured left to right: Ruth FitzJohn, Sally Simmonds, Adrian Eggleton and Grace Harrison

The day care unit and cafeteria at a Hereford mental health facility has been completely refurbished and reopened.

The facility, at the Stonebow Unit, which is in the grounds of Hereford County Hospital, has been given the overhaul by 2gether NHS Foundation Trust, which runs the facility, with funding from Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group.

Sally Simmonds, Acute Services Manager with 2gether, said the work, which included total redecoration and the creation of a new communal kitchen and coffee room, had made a huge difference.

She said: “The day care unit offers therapeutic activity to outpatients at risk of hospital admission and to inpatients staying at Stonebow and another of our facilities, Oak House.

“The kitchen will be a very valuable asset, enabling group cooking activities and letting us provide activities which promote independence.

“Overall, the refurbishment provides a light, calming and airy environment which will be valued by staff and patients alike.

“We’re very grateful to everyone who made the refurbishment possible, and I’m sure the new facilities will prove a great asset to us and everyone we support from across Herefordshire.”

The refurbishment has taken two months in total and the official reopening was carried out by 2gether NHS Foundation Trust’s Chair Ruth FitzJohn.

The re-opening took the form of a celebration, during which music was provided thanks to the Herefordshire Mental Health Reference Group.

Last updated on 29 January 2016.

Memory Team Receives RPsych Accreditation

 ²gether's service for people with dementia and memory problems has received national accreditation from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Managing Memory ²gether offers memory assessment, diagnosis and treatment as well an information and education service for people worried about memory, people with dementia and their carers.

The team consists of specialist memory assessment nurses as well as consultant psychiatrists, occupational therapists, psychologists and speech and language therapists. 

The accreditation was based on the Gloucester locality Managing Memory ²gether team which operates as part of a countywide service.

Following a lengthy inspection process, the Gloucester service is now part of the Memory Services National Accreditation Programme, which has been set up to ensure high quality care is provided to people with dementia across the UK.

In addition to assessment and treatment services Managing Memory ²gether also operates a community dementia nursing service and a telephone advice line, as well as providing courses and information sessions about dementia and memory loss.

To contact Managing Memory 2gether ring 0800 694 8800 or email managingmemory@glos.nhs.uk 

More information can also be found via www.2gether.nhs.uk/managing-memory-2gether

 

Last updated on 29 January 2016.

Safe Staffing Levels

2gether NHS Foundation Trust safe staffing level data is uploaded regularly to our main trust website.

You can view the information by visiting: http://www.2gether.nhs.uk/staffing-levels.  

Last updated on 29 January 2016.

May Staffing Levels

NHS trusts are required to publish staffing levels on their inpatient wards.  This is in addition to displaying staffing numbers on boards outside all inpatient ward areas.Our latest staffing numbers are now available to download.

As you will read, we are reporting that there were no instances where the staff in duty did not meet the needs of our patients

Associated document

May 2014 Safe staffing levels.pdf (.pdf, 357.95 KB)

Last updated on 29 January 2016.

March Staffing Levels

NHS trusts are required to publish staffing levels on their inpatient wards.  This is in addition to displaying staffing numbers on boards outside all inpatient ward areas.

Our latest staffing numbers are now available to download.

As you will read, we are reporting that there were no instances where the staff in duty did not meet the needs of our patients

Associated document

March 2014 Staffing Levels.pdf (.pdf, 279.75 KB)

Last updated on 29 January 2016.

February Staffing Levels

NHS trusts are required to publish staffing levels on their inpatient wards.  This is in addition to displaying staffing numbers on boards outside all inpatient ward areas.

Our latest staffing numbers are now available to download.

As you will read, we are reporting that there were no instances where the staff in duty did not meet the needs of our patients.

 

Associated document

February Staffing Levels (.pdf, 425.01 KB)

Last updated on 29 January 2016.

April Staffing Levels

NHS trusts are required to publish staffing levels on their inpatient wards.  This is in addition to displaying staffing numbers on boards outside all inpatient ward areas.

Our latest staffing numbers are now available to download.

As you will read, we are reporting that there were no instances where the staff in duty did not meet the needs of our patients

Associated document

April 2014 Safe staffing levels.pdf (.pdf, 288.52 KB)

Last updated on 05 August 2014.

Quality Account Report for 2012/13

Our Quality Account Report for 2012/13 is now available.

Please click the link below to view or download a copy.

 

Associated document

Quality Report 2012_13_2gether NHS Foundation Trust_web.pdf (.pdf, 1.76 MB)

Last updated on 03 April 2014.

Latest reviews of this organisation

Terrible service

In the middle of a crisis got told by reception I'd just have to wait. Have written a letter of complaint three days ago but have had no ...

20 September 2017

Trust feedback

oh what fun it is to deal with the power hungry members of the crisis team.. for the first time I have sat in on a session with my loved ...

27 August 2017

What is the point?

I have come back to this service after a year of not using it, despite having terrible problems with it before and it's frustrating to se...

23 August 2017

So frustrating

My adult son has been in the Gloucester Mental Health system for the past 4 years, Having prevoiuosly been treated in Northamptonshire, ...

7 August 2017

Crisis team just gets worse!!

Called crisis team in a bad crisis. They couldn't get off the phone quick enough. Told to watch a film with a hot drink, take an extra ta...

5 July 2017

Quality of service at 2gether NHS Foundation Trust

Registration with the Care Quality Commission

The Care Quality Commission regulates this organisation

Last updated on 14 November 2017.

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