The Governor Elections’ results are now in! Firstly, we would like to thank all those who took part. We had a very good turnout for this year’s elections, with 27 candidates standing for the 9 seats, with each of the public, service user and staff constituencies strongly contested. This is a fantastic result and demonstrates that our many efforts have paid off. Voting closed yesterday after almost five weeks and we are delighted to announce that we have every Governor
Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust is inviting people who live and work near the Whittington Hospital to view drawings and plans for its new mental health hospital in Highgate. They are being asked for their views before the Trust applies to the local authority for full planning permission.
On Thursday 11 July, Camden Early Intervention Service colleagues were recognised for their dedicated work and presented with our latest Star of the Month award by Dean Howells, Director of Nursing and Quality.
Two oil portraits of patients being cared for on South Wing about 40 years ago have been re-discovered and are on display as part of the Art of Caring exhibition at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust.
C&I has moved the service we normally offer in emergency departments to our 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Assessment Service, at St Pancras Hospital. The service will see people in need of urgent care so that they do not have to go to a hospital emergency department unless they have an urgent medical need. Emergency departments are under unprecedented pressure due to COVID-19 – the illness caused by coronavirus. We are urging people in mental health crisis to telephone our 24/7 crisis line on 0800 917 3333 or contact their usual community mental health team. If service users attend the 24-hour Mental Health Crisis Assessment Service in person we will see you but we urge you to contact the crisis line in advance for advice to ensure you are only leaving home when absolutely necessary.