Going Smoke Free!

Posted on 27th October, 2006

From 1st November 2006 Devon Partnership NHS Trust went smoke free at all its locations across Devon, in line with the Government deadline that all NHS Trusts must be smoke free by 31st December 2006. Service users, visitors and contractors will not be permitted to smoke in any Trust building...

National suicide prevention guidance pioneered in Devon

Posted on 25th October, 2006

National suicide prevention guidance published today has been developed and piloted by healthcare professionals in Devon.  Guidance on action to be taken at suicide hotspots has been produced by the national Care Services Improvement Partnership (CSIP) on behalf of the Department of Health.  However, the guidance was written and piloted by...

New mental health unit – phase one completed

Posted on 18th October, 2006

The first phase of a £2.7m project to modernise mental health services on the North Devon District Hospital site has now been completed. The finished development will see acute inpatient services for adults being completely modernised and, importantly, co-located in one dedicated area on the hospital site for the first...

Memory Café to be launched in Tavistock

Posted on 13th October, 2006

Following eight successful trial sessions, the Memory Café in Tavistock is to be launched on Monday 16th October with an informal buffet lunch at The Anchorage Centre between 12.00 noon and 1.45pm. The Memory Café is a joint initiative run by Tavistock Area Support Services, Devon Partnership NHS Trust, Social...