News archive for 2002

MP TO UNVEIL PICTURE AT NHS MEMORY CLINIC

September 23, 2002

An important painting is to be unveiled by David Hinchliffe MP on Wednesday 25 September 2002 at the Memory Clinic, Fieldhead Hospital in Wakefield. Members of the Dementia Craft Group have produced the silk painting.

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ELDERLY GET SAFELY TO THE OTHER SIDE

July 23, 2002

Concern for elderly patients crossing the road in Castleford have resulted in the local council responding to a request for warning signs to alert motorists.

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MENTAL HEALTH TRUST WELCOMES NEW NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

June 12, 2002

The newly created South West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Trust has appointed five new non-executive directors.

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RECOGNITION DURING NATIONAL CARERS WEEK

June 12, 2002

Carers in Halifax are being pampered as part of National Carers Week. Staff at the South West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Trust have arranged various activities to give carers a well-deserved break.

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ACCESS TO LEARNING

May 27, 2002

A new scheme to help informal carers gain qualifications has been launched in the Wakefield district.

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INFECTION RISK IN YOUR OWN HANDS

May 2, 2002

If you want to avoid infection, the remedy is in your own hands. That is the key message of Infection Control Awareness Week, and a team of staff will be visiting locations across the district to help raise public awareness.

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CASH BOOST FOR LEARNING DISABILITY SERVICES

April 22, 2002

Services for adults with learning disabilities have been given a £2.3million boost, which has been made available from central government funding, to provide specialist health services for people with a learning disability.

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PLEA FOR ITEMS TO HELP TRIGGER MEMORIES

April 15, 2002

Artefacts from bygone eras are being requested by staff at the Poplars, Southmoor Hospital, Hemsworth, to help trigger memories from patients’ past.

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NEW NHS MENTAL HEALTH TRUST ESTABLISHED

April 1, 2002

A new NHS mental health trust was formally established on April 1 2002, to serve the districts of Wakefield, Calderdale and Kirklees.

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