The Royal College of Psychiatry has accredited three wards for older adults in Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust (GMMH) as part of the Quality Network for Older Adults.
The Hazelwood and Delamere Wards at The Woodlands in Salford and the Bollin Ward at Trafford General Hospital have all received accredited status from the College.
Achieving accreditation as part of the Quality Network for Older Adults means each ward demonstrated it meets high standards across five areas:
- General Standards, including policies, protocols and staffing related issues
- Timely and Purposeful Admission
- Environment and Facilities
- Therapies and Activities
The award recognises good practice, it also helps members improve their services and share good practice with other services.
Accreditation by the Royal College of Psychiatry assures service users, carers and the public about the quality of care offered to older adults by GMMH in these locations.
Barri Evans, Ward Manager on the Bollin Ward, said: “The accreditation has been hard work over the last few months, the staff teams have worked really well to achieve the accreditation status and I am very pleased.
“The accreditation has increased morale, the standards of care is high with positive feedback from carers. We have seen an increase in ward activities and carers and patient involvement.
“Having the accreditation has been a great success for us on Bollin ward and we have and continue to receive positive feedback from Senior management teams, patients and carers.”
The team at Bollin Ward with the accreditation certificate