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Minister sees local response to mental health crisis

Today the Department of Health released information about its national programme to improve care for people experiencing mental health crisis.  Figures show that the use of police cells as a ‘place of safety’ have more than halved thanks to the Crisis Care Concordat- a programme to drive up standards in mental health crisis care across […]

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Dementia Assessment Unit opens

A £2.5 million state- of- the- art Dementia Assessment Unit (DAU) was officially opened in Bradford today. The unit based at Lynfield Mount Hospital will welcome patients from across Craven, Airedale and Bradford from Thursday. Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust designed the 22 en-suite single bedded DAU in line with best practice and sought […]

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Care Trust environment gets patient approval

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust has received high scores from patients for the third year running in the system that assesses the quality of the hospital environment. Figures released today shows the Care Trust has scored above the national average in four areas of the PLACE (patient-led assessments of the care environment) assessment. 11 […]

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Invite to view Dementia Assessment Unit

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust is inviting the public to view their state-of-the-art Dementia Assessment Unit at Lynfield Mount Hospital. The £2million unit has been designed in line with national best practice and reviewed by independent experts. Annie Pollock, Architect and Director of Landscape Design at the University of Stirling’s Dementia Services Development Centre will […]

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Smile! It’s play time

Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s community dental service will be joining national play days across the district to bring healthy smiles to families. Bradford and Airedale District has the poorest oral health in the region, with just over 46 per cent of five-year-old children having tooth decay, compared with 33.6 per cent across Yorkshire […]

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Patient advice liaison and complaints team join together

Our Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) and Complaints Team have combined into one team; ‘Patient Advice and Complaints’. You told us that you wanted a single place where you can raise a concern or access patient advice.  We listened to your feedback and the two teams have now merged. You can still access all […]

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Free health talk: intensive therapy for personality disorder

Health experts from Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s new Intensive Therapy Centre will be giving a free talk about the types of therapy and treatment available for people with a personality disorder. Research suggests that up to 13% of the population may have a personality disorder. There is growing evidence that Schema Therapy is […]

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Tackling peaks and mental health stigma

Four intrepid explorers from the Trust are climbing the national three peaks this weekend for two mental health charities. Pulling on their boots is our Chief Exec Simon Large, Medical Director Andy McElligott, Director of Finance Liz Romaniak and Cathy Wright Allied Health Professional Lead and CAMHS Occupational Therapy and Participation Lead. The team will […]

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Care Trust celebrates nursing services

The care and compassion of Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust’s nursing services were celebrated today. Over 150 people including carers, service users and nursing staff joined together to highlight the work of nursing services over the past 12 months, focusing on the smallest things that make the biggest difference. Matt King OBE, attended the […]

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Kimberley Walsh celebrates baby friendly trust

Bradford born pop star and mum of one, Kimberley Walsh, was on hand to present local health care experts a prestigious award today.  The Health Visiting Service at Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust is the latest to receive international recognition from UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) Baby Friendly Initiative for its work to increase […]

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