Trust celebrates its tenth anniversary

Health staff have been celebrating providing ten years of care.

Sunday, 17th April 2016, 7:55 am
Rajesh Nadkarni, acting medical director; Gary OHare, executive director of nursing and operations; Lisa Crichton-Jones, executive director of workforce and organisational development; John Lawlor, chief executive; and James Duncan, executive director of finance.

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (NTW) marked ten years of care this month.

Chief executive John Lawlor said: “Since taking up my post it has been humbling to meet so many of our dedicated staff who are passionate about providing the best possible care to the people we serve.

“Over the last ten years there has been radical changes throughout NTW which will give us a firm footing in our goal to provide the best care.”

The Trust has seen changes over the last ten years which have shaped the way in which services are provided, including the provision of state of the art facilities which have improved inpatient services.

Over the last decade, eight new buildings have been opened, ranging from a specialist dementia care centre to a large 122-bed hospital.

Services in the community have also seen changes with the introduction of new services such as Initial Response Teams which provide 24-hour access to urgent mental health care and treatment by calling a single access number.

A number of new specialist services are now also in place such as a support service for veterans and a street triage service which works in partnership with Northumbria Police.