Our Acute Care Pathway (ACP) to Adult Mental Health Services will provide:
Better waiting times
Why we have changed?
Our service users and carers, and health care colleagues told us that people should be able to access help and receive treatment from our adult services in the quickest most streamlined way possible.
We have really listened and worked with all these groups and others to design a new Acute Care Pathway (ACP) which launched on 11 June 2012.
What we have changed?
Our new enhanced 24-hour assessment service means that you can access help around the clock, when you need it.
Our dedicated home treatment team service is seen as an alternative to admission and will work closely with community services to help service users stay well where they most want to be - at home.
When a hospital stay will best suit their needs, our goal is to offer them the treatment and support they need to return home as soon as possible. In addition, to make sure everything is in place to support continued recovery.
Our new Home Treatment services are intended for people who have moderate to severe symptoms of mental illness.
Referrals to the Home Treatment Team will be made internally by community or in-patient services from within our Trust.
Our Community Mental Health Team (CMHTs) currently provide our longer-term community mental health services for those people who experience enduring mental health problems.
In response to the feedback given to us by GPs, service users and carers, we have redesigned our community service to be more recovery-focused; extend hours of operation; be truly multi-disciplinary in approach and focus on meeting individual needs. At the centre of this recovery model will be patient choice and individualized care planning.
To deliver this new way of working new Recovery Teams will replace CMHTs in December this year.