Solent NHS Trust partners with Isle of Wight NHS Trust to support mental health services

The partnership will see Solent and IOW working together to help positively transform services across the Island for the benefit of residents.

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A flagship partnership has been announced between Solent NHS Trust and Isle of Wight NHS Trust (IOW) to deliver mental health services on the Isle of Wight.

The partnership will see Solent and IOW working together to help positively transform services across the Island for the benefit of residents.

Share ideas and support
It will be an opportunity for both Trusts to share ideas and support, which will be led by a joint transformation team.

In line with the NHS Long Term Plan, together we will make a difference by focusing on providing care out of hospital, keeping people safe, well and independent at, or close to, home.

The successful partnership was announced today, 21st October 2019.

Oldham: Great news for our staff, our service users
Maggie Oldham, Chief Executive at Isle of Wight NHS Trust, said:

“This partnership is great news for our staff, our service users and the wider Isle of Wight community.

“The additional support that Solent NHS Trust brings will help us continue to transform mental health services on the Island and improve outcomes for local people.

“Forming partnerships to support our mental health transformation is a key part of the Isle of Wight Health and Care Plan and will ensure we continue to improve our services. There is lots of work to do but we are excited about the future.”

Harriman: A wealth of experience
Sue Harriman, Chief Executive at Solent NHS Trust, said:

“We are really excited about the benefits of partnership working to deliver mental health services across the Isle of Wight and working with staff and local people.

“This is a great opportunity to share best practice, as well as learning, for the benefit of all residents across Hampshire and the Island.

“We have a wealth of experience in providing mental health services to both children and adults. We strive to provide our service users with nurturing inpatient wards, with an overall focus of giving great out of hospital care to keep people at, or close to, home where possible.”

Monday, 21st October, 2019 2:06pm

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4 Comments on "Solent NHS Trust partners with Isle of Wight NHS Trust to support mental health services"

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chausettes

Solent NHS Trust has an excellent MH inpatient service. The Solent community teams also provide DBT over there (a specialised treatment for certain Personality Disorders). To my knowledge this is something that the Isle of Wight NHS defunded and effectively shelved – it would be good to see it reintroduced here with greater provision and availability.

Alternative Perspective

It would be good to have a little bit more flesh on the bones.

Beyond sharing best practice what practically is being proposed?

Will this initiative work in parallel with addressing the causes of many mental health issues, or is it only picking up the problem of MH once it grown to a critical state?

Rockhopper

This assistance must be welcome…but will it mean that people with MH issues are treated on the Island, or shipped off to the mainland?

chausettes

I think the detail is yet to be published, but as the whole ethos is trying to keep people well and in their own homes, it is highly likely the focus will be on community mental health services.