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All Age RAID Service goes live

As from Monday 9 April the Bolton Rapid Assessment Interface and Discharge Team will commence undertaking assessments of Children and Young People under 16-years-old who present to the Children’s A&E department in mental health crisis, they will also undertake initial assessments on Paediatric Wards at the Royal Bolton Hospital when it has not been possible to undertake the assessment in the A&E department.  By 2020/21 no Acute Hospital should be without all age mental health liaison services; Bolton are the first RAID/Liaison Team in Greater Manchester to go All Age.

Stuart Edmondson, Service Manager for Inpatient and Urgent Care Mental Health Services in Bolton noted the following: "The development of All Age RAID has been a challenge and we wouldn’t be in a position to go live without the commitment and enthusiasm of the RAID Team and key stakeholders across Greater Manchester.  Statistics tell us that one in ten children aged 5 to 10 years has a diagnosable mental health problem and that this increases in young people over 16 years.  We are committed in providing an effective high quality assessment service to those Children and Young People presenting in mental health crisis.  Young people facing crisis should have access to mental health care 7 days a week/24 hours per day in the same way that they are able to get access to urgent physical health care.  Getting the right care in the right place at the right time is vital.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of those involved in the development of All Age RAID and wish the service and staff team all the very best."

Left to Right - Anna Laffin (Nurse Practitioner) Richard Berman (Nurse Practitioner) A&E Paediatric Nurse Andy Mason (Nurse Practitioner) John Billington (Senior Nurse Practitioner).

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