Calderdale mental health suite rated excellent
A treatment suite for people with serious mental health problems has been recognised as continuing to provide excellent services.
The Calderdale ECT treatment suite, which is run by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, provides specialist treatment for people with severe mental health problems including electroconvulsive therapy (ECT), which can be used as a treatment for severe depression which has not responded to other therapies.
The service received notification from the ECT Accreditation Service (ECTAS) that it has demonstrated that it has met all the current revised standards and has been once again been awarded Accreditation with Excellence.
The ECTAS is run by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and it sets out to assure and improve the quality of the administration of ECT across the country. As well as providing a quality assured service for people who need to use it, becoming accredited by ECTAS also allows the achievements of staff to be recognised and for services to receive detailed advice and support to improve.
Speaking about the accreditation Ben Boyd, service manager, said, "All the staff in the team work hard to offer a first rate care environment in which service users can feel comfortable and at ease. It is fantastic that this work has been recognised by the accreditation process and we will continue to work towards improving the quality of care we provide."
Alex Farrell, the Trust’s acting chief executive said, "We are delighted that the ECT facility has been awarded full accreditation and rated excellent. Staff have worked hard to achieve a high level of customer focused, safe and effective practice which has been recognised by the review."