Young people’s mental health service transfer
An NHS service for Calderdale and Kirklees young people with mental health problems is transferring to a different NHS organisation.
On the 1 April 2013 the Calderdale and Kirklees Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) is transferring from Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust to South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.
The change follows a competitive tender process by NHS commissioners, who are responsible for planning and paying for local health services.
All the staff in the service will transfer to South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. There will be no change to the care and support available to young people or their families and current treatment will not be affected. The service will be working closely with NHS commissioners over the coming months to ensure delivery of a new and improved service model across Calderdale and Kirklees.
Anna Basford, the Trust’s district director for Calderdale and Kirklees said, “We look forward to formally welcoming the service and its staff to our organisation. Our Trust already provides CAMHS services in Barnsley and Wakefield so we were delighted when we were chosen to also provide the Calderdale and Kirklees service as it will ensure our skilled and experienced clinicians share their expertise for the benefit of young people across our area.
“Over the coming months we will continue to listen to and respond to feedback, to make sure the service meets local need and offers high quality care, tailored to individuals. Child and adolescent mental health services play a vital role in our local communities; helping young people to reach their potential.”