An NHS trust which provides health and social care for people with mental ill health and learning disabilities has been rated as good by health watchdog the Care Quality Commission, but concerns surrounding patient safety have been raised.
The family of a young woman from Royston who has been under mental health services in both Herts and Cambs has said they feel the “treatment lottery” – and the delays in her care has caused her condition to worsen.
Mental health organisations, including the county council, have revealed what key priorities they promise to focus on following a national review into children and young people’s mental health services.
With Eating Disorders Awareness Week launching yesterday and running until March 4, Langford woman Hannah Brown, 27, has opened up about her struggles with anorexia – and how frustration brought about the founding of her own support group.
We have the opportunity now to prevent children and young people experiencing poor mental health and self-harming in the future, says the chief executive of a family support charity who is asking for readers’ support in changing Government policy.
Our region’s ambulance service will use vehicles from private firms to help meet demand, following a risk summit triggered by concerns that at least 40 patients were either harmed or died due to delays over Christmas and New Year.
Claims that at least 40 patients were either harmed or died due to delays from the region’s ambulance service over Christmas and New Year are being investigated, including one person who froze to death.
The vascular surgery team at the East and North Herts NHS Trust has received national recognition for being the second fastest in the country for unblocking carotid arteries – a procedure which must be done quickly to reduce the risk of further strokes in patients.
The global cyber attack earlier this year which crippled the NHS cost the East and North Herts NHS Trust £700,000, with a national investigation concluding that the attack “could have been prevented by the NHS following basic IT security”.
A woman from Guilden Morden who was diagnosed with kidney cancer in 2015 and went through gruelling side effects from many rounds of treatment has said she feels more like her old self after taking a new NHS immunotherapy drug.