Success with our bid to secure new Mother and Baby Unit for the south west

Posted by Sarah Williams in #ProudofDPT, Mental health, News on 21st April, 2017

Devon Partnership NHS Trust has been successful with its bid to secure a new specialist mother and baby unit (MBU) for the south west.  It is one of four MBUs commissioned by NHS England to address a shortfall of beds nationally and will provide women from across Devon, Somerset and...

New approach for region’s secure mental health services

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Mental health, News on 20th April, 2017

A programme that will enable patients from across the south west with secure mental health needs to be cared for closer to home went ‘live’ this month.  The South West Regional Secure Network brings together eight organisations from Cornwall to Gloucestershire (excluding Dorset) to change the way that secure mental health...

BBC Radio Devon's feature on dementia

Posted in Mental health, News on 19th April, 2017

We have been talking to BBC Radio Devon about establishing a regular monthly phone-in on mental health. This has been happening with BBC Radio Cornwall in the last few years and appears to be going well. We will be piloting the programme and the format on Thursday 20 April on Janet Kipling's lunchtime...

Help us name our charity

Posted in News on 18th April, 2017

Our charity is currently registered as Devon Partnership NHS Trust Special Charity. The charity is an umbrella for all the Trust’s charitable funds and therefore raises money to make a difference to the people who use our services. Currently our charitable funds are not accessed to their full potential. Very few...

Langdon's new Reflection Room

Posted in News on 12th April, 2017

  The Dewnans Centre at Langdon has recently opened its new Reflection Room in the Therapies corridor. John Enever, one of the chaplains at Langdon, said: "We felt it was important for patients to have a place to just sit and reflect, away from the normal activities of the hospital; a place...