Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

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Coordinates: 53°23′44.6″N 2°58′10.1″W / 53.395722°N 2.969472°W / 53.395722; -2.969472

Type of Trust
Mental Health trust
Trust Details
Last annual budget
Employees
Chair Beatrice Fraenkel
Chief Executive Joe Rafferty
Links
Website Mersey Care
Care Quality Commission reports CQC

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust is a specialist mental health NHS trust and a provider of learning disabilities, addiction management and acquired brain injury services. The trust provide secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales, one of only three NHS organisations in England offering high secure services.

It also runs mental health wards at Rathbone Hospital in Wavertree, the Broadoak Unit at Broadgreen Hospital, Mossley Hill Hospital, Windsor House on Upper Parliament Street in Central Liverpool and Heys Court in Garston, Merseyside

The Trust has opened a new hospital, Clock View Hospital in Walton. It has a psychiatric intensive care unit for people who need intensive short-term treatment and assessment.[1][2]

In June 2015 it was reported to be considering a merger with Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust which currently has a turnover of £42 million per year.[3]

It was named by the Health Service Journal as one of the top hundred NHS trusts to work for in 2015. At that time it had 3448 full-time equivalent staff and a sickness absence rate of 5.77%. 58% of staff recommend it as a place for treatment and 53% recommended it as a place to work.[4]

In 2016 it took over the former Walton Carnegie library in order to set up a new centre for learning, recovery, health and wellbeing.[5]

The trust gained Foundation trust status in May 2016.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "First phase complete on £25 million mental health unit". Specification Online. 9 April 2014. Retrieved 4 May 2014. 
  2. ^ "Revealed: Inside Merseyside's newest mental health hospital as it nears completion". Liverpool Echo. 14 October 2014. Retrieved 23 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Mental health trusts reveal ‘centre of excellence’ merger plans". Health Service Journal. 25 May 2015. Retrieved 17 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "HSJ reveals the best places to work in 2015". Health Service Journal. 7 July 2015. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  5. ^ "Mersey Care breathes new life into Walton Library". LIverpool Echo. 6 January 2016. Retrieved 17 April 2016. 

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