News archive for 2006

Fresh air everywhere for NHS Trust

December 21, 2006

From the 1st January 2007 everyone at South West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Trust will be experiencing fresher air, thanks to the introduction of the smoke-free policy.

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Batley nursing assistant retires after 28 years

December 7, 2006

Staff from the South West Yorkshire Mental Health Trust gathered at a special retirement party to say their farewells to a long serving nursing assistant.

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Local community mental health team transform overgrown allotment

December 5, 2006

A group of people with mental health problems along with staff from Castleford Community Mental Health Team have transformed a piece of overgrown land into a thriving allotment.

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Improved care for older people in the area

December 1, 2006

A unique new project that will improve care for older people across Kirklees, Calderdale and Wakefield was launched in Huddersfield this week.

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£13 000 redevelopment for Huddersfield service

November 27, 2006

A new £13,000 multi-sensory room has been officially opened at Lindley Special Care Unit – a day care service for people with multiple learning and physical disabilities, run by the South West Yorkshire Mental Health NHS Trust.

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Dewsbury NHS worker wins national acclaim for work with Asian community

November 23, 2006

A South West Yorkshire Mental Health Trust worker will today pick up a national award for making a difference to the lives of Asian people with mental health problems in the Dewsbury area.

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Wakefield NHS staff honoured for long service

November 20, 2006

With over 875 years of NHS service between them, a group of Wakefield staff from South West Yorkshire Mental Health Trust received long service awards at an event held today. The staff – who have all worked for 25 years and more in the NHS – work at a range of mental health and learning disability services across Wakefield including Fieldhead hospital, and Sycamores community unit for the elderly.

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Research into mental health and learning disabilities set to receive a boost

November 17, 2006

Research into mental health and learning disabilities is set to improve across West Yorkshire thanks to a £750,000 investment by three NHS Trusts in the region.

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Halifax matron invited to Gibraltar to share experiences

November 16, 2006

South West Yorkshire Mental Health Trust shared its good work with health workers from around the world when a Halifax modern matron gave a talk at an international mental health conference in Gibraltar.

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NHS awards staff for long service

November 9, 2006

NHS workers from North Kirklees received recognition for their long service awards at a special event held by the South West Yorkshire Mental Health Trust today. The long serving North Kirklees staff – who have notched up over 101 years NHS service between them – received gift vouchers and certificates at an event held at St Luke’s hospital, Huddersfield.

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