Expanding and developing our secured services
Cellyn Posadas provides psychological support for residents within secured services at HMP Onley, Northamptonshire as an Assistant Psychologist. Having joined TeamNHFT in July 2020, the Trust is delighted to be able to support Cellyn to complete her doctorate in Psychology at the University of Birmingham. Click here to find out more.
Specialist and Secured Services provide a wide range of healthcare support in a number of prisons and secure facilities across the country. The positive reputation and reach of the service continues to grow, with further opportunities on the horizon to expand and develop this area of the Trust’s portfolio. Following a successful tender process earlier this year, HMP Peterborough in Cambridgeshire became the latest secure facility to benefit from the excellent skills and expertise of NHFT’s healthcare staff. The Trust now provides care in nine secure facilities in England, which includes all three prisons in the Cambridgeshire area.
Delivering the housebound vaccination programme - protecting our communities
As part of the largest vaccination roll-out our country has ever seen, it is essential that everyone has access to the COVID-19 vaccine in order to protect themselves. Over the last six months colleagues from NHFT have been working with Northamptonshire Clinical Commissioning Group (NCCG) to visit patients in their homes and administer the vaccine.
Mental Health Number celebrates national award win
The team took home the award for “All Age Crisis and Acute Mental Health Care 2021”, as well as being highly commended in the award for “Suicide Prevention”.
Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT) and the mental health charity, Mind, launched the mental health number in March 2020, with the vision of having a single phone number that any Northamptonshire resident could call to access mental health support, 24/7, 365 days per year.
Anne Rackham, Director of Mental Health, Learning Disabilities and Speciality Services at NHFT said: “We are delighted that the Integrated Response Hub has been recognised for these two awards, during an exceptionally challenging time for everyone working in mental health services.”
Reflective space making a difference for patients and colleagues
The “Shifting Sands” Garden is a new reflective space at the Spiritual Wellbeing department St Mary’s Hospital, Kettering which is managed by Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (NHFT).
Made possible from funding from Northamptonshire Health Charity (NHC), the new “Shifting Sands” Garden will provide a place for patients and staff to find a moment of peace in their day.
The project has led by Odette Douglas, Chaplain at NHFT’s Spiritual Wellbeing Department. The idea began during the pandemic after discussion with staff, patients and service users. Shifting Sands describes the feeling of always changing circumstances and the need a for solid ground at times of challenge. This reflective space provides this solid ground at St Mary’s Hospital.