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Birmingham and Solihull Mental health NHS Foundation Trust
Better Together

Mental health care in Sutton Coldfield closer to home

Published: 27/01/2016

Birmingham and Solihull Mental health Foundation Trust’s (BSMHFT) Sutton Coldfield Community Mental Health team (CMHT) will be re-locating from its current base at Patrick House to the Trust’s Northcroft site in Erdington on 26 February 2016.

The Sutton Coldfield CMHT will continue to provide local services in and around Sutton Coldfield, visiting people in their own homes and using bases in the local community. In addition, BSMHFT will be opening a local satellite clinic in Sutton Coldfield Cottage Hospital in March 2016.

This move and the opening of a satellite clinic are all part of the Trust’s plans to develop integrated community hubs, across the city, that will bring mental health care closer to home for a large number of BSMHFT’s service users. 

Vanessa Devlin, Associate Director of Operations, said: "The re-design of services at Northcroft  will enable us to provide a more local service, offering expertise and support for our service users, who are experiencing serious mental illnesses, as well as speedier access to assessment and care.”
The Northcroft Hub will also offer improved parking, and feedback from service users has influenced the design of new consultation rooms and waiting areas.
The Northcroft site is one of four ‘integrated hubs’ created to deliver holistic care with the creation of a new physical health team to ensure that people are monitored on both their physical and mental health and wellbeing. BSMHFT will provide care from further Hubs in both new and existing Trust sites across Birmingham and Solihull. They will cover the West, East and South of Birmingham along with provision in Solihull.
The re-design of services is taking place as a result of the Trusts’ ‘New Dawn’ programme, which will improve outcomes for our service users and will have a strong emphasis on recovery and wellbeing. Service users, carers, staff, commissioners and local partners have been actively involved in the service re-design.
To find out more about BSMHFT and the ‘New Dawn’ programme, please visit: www.bsmhft.nhs.uk/newdawn