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Excellent Service User Survey

Posted by: Lee Johnson | Date: 29th June 2018

With an exceptional response rate of 86% returned. An overwhelmingly positive service user survey for Dartmouth House indicated improvements or maintenance of standard in almost all areas. For the full results see: DH Patient Survey report

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Dartmouth House ‘Good’ CQC report

Posted by: Lee Johnson | Date: 29th June 2018

Dartmouth House maintains it’s ‘Good’ rating with the CQC following the inspection on 24 April 2018. The inspection team noted that service users reported staff were caring and respectful and staff knew service users well which was used as a basis for supportive and responsive recovery-focused care. For further information please see the full report DH … Continue reading "Dartmouth House ‘Good’ CQC report"

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Options for Care receives glowing feedback in landmark CQC document

Posted by: admin | Date: 19th October 2017

Dartmouth House is discussed in detail on p.69 of The state of care in mental health services 2014 to 2017 under Improvement and Reinspection. The CQC explain that, following going into special measures in December 2015, the unit was closed for refurbishment, later reopening as Dartmouth House with the function changed to long stay rehabilitation for men … Continue reading "Options for Care receives glowing feedback in landmark CQC document"

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Reducing stigma and increasing awareness of mental health issues

Posted by: admin | Date: 19th October 2017

Dartmouth House staff nurse and active member of the Nurses Association of Jamaica (NAJ) (UK), Angela Levene hosted a mental health awareness day at her local church on 16 September to increase understanding of mental health issues. Angela helped arrange speakers covering subjects like treatment, use of the mental health act, stigma, signs and symptoms … Continue reading "Reducing stigma and increasing awareness of mental health issues"

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Independent Review of the Mental Health Act announced

Posted by: admin | Date: 19th October 2017

As part of the need to deliver parity of esteem between mental and physical health services, the government has launched an independent review of the Mental Health Act to be chaired by Professor Sir Simon Wessely, past president of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, who will have overall responsibility for the review and its outputs. … Continue reading "Independent Review of the Mental Health Act announced"

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Celebrating World Mental Health Day

Posted by: admin | Date: 19th October 2017

Dartmouth House celebrated World Mental Health Day on 10 October by hosting a ‘Tea and Talk’ day (with cake, obviously) for service users and staff (and some passers-by). Sales of cakes made by service users and staff raised more than £68 which has been donated to the Mental Health Foundation https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/world-mental-health-day.

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