Mental health patients to get new rapid response service at Royal Bolton Hospital

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MENTAL health patients will benefit from a new rapid response service at the Royal Bolton Hospital.

The NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group has invested more than £500,000 in the 24 hour Rapid Assessment Interface and Discharge (RAID) service to improve care for patients with mental health problems.

The service will be delivered by Greater Manchester West Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and is now operating at the Royal Bolton Hospital site.

It means patients will have access to a specialist assessment with a mental health worker during their visit to hospital.

The CCG say the new service could save £1.5 million by reducing the length of a patient’s stay at hospital and reducing the number of readmissions. Dr Barry Silvert, clinical director for integrated comm-issioning, at the CCG said: “It is the culmination of a great deal of work by NHS Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group.

“I am very pleased to see the new RAID service now in operation because I know that it will make a huge difference to patient care.

“Early diagnosis of mental health conditions means that patients get the help they need much sooner, which is good news for everyone. This can dramatically improve their quality of life as well as relieving pressure on our local health services.”

Up to 60 per cent of patients admitted to hospital in Bolton have a mental illness, such as dementia or depression.

The CCG says hospital staff trained to deal with physical health may not have the skills or training to deal with mental health problems.

It is hoped the new service will also help dementia patients distressed by being in hospital.

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11:44am Fri 20 Dec 13

steveG says...

This money may be better spent in assessing, more accurately,whether a mentally ill patient is fit to be released into the community as far too many serious crimes are occurring due to a lack of understanding amongst "professionals" of the risk to members of the public posed by often dangerous patients.

The safety of the public is paramount.
This money may be better spent in assessing, more accurately,whether a mentally ill patient is fit to be released into the community as far too many serious crimes are occurring due to a lack of understanding amongst "professionals" of the risk to members of the public posed by often dangerous patients. The safety of the public is paramount. steveG

12:23pm Fri 20 Dec 13

oftbewildered2 says...

we were talking about the need for this sort of intervention 25 years ago -
we were talking about the need for this sort of intervention 25 years ago - oftbewildered2

12:56pm Fri 20 Dec 13

BIG ERN says...

steveG wrote:
This money may be better spent in assessing, more accurately,whether a mentally ill patient is fit to be released into the community as far too many serious crimes are occurring due to a lack of understanding amongst "professionals" of the risk to members of the public posed by often dangerous patients.

The safety of the public is paramount.
Far more murders/attacks etc are commited by "sane" people than mentally ill people.
[quote][p][bold]steveG[/bold] wrote: This money may be better spent in assessing, more accurately,whether a mentally ill patient is fit to be released into the community as far too many serious crimes are occurring due to a lack of understanding amongst "professionals" of the risk to members of the public posed by often dangerous patients. The safety of the public is paramount.[/p][/quote]Far more murders/attacks etc are commited by "sane" people than mentally ill people. BIG ERN

12:58pm Fri 20 Dec 13

BIG ERN says...

Plus they need a good community based service, seeing as they're closing K2
Plus they need a good community based service, seeing as they're closing K2 BIG ERN

7:31am Sat 21 Dec 13

harry white2 says...

what about LEIGH which has a poster on the wall of the unit saying -----were excellent.
i feel like writing underneath-------MY A**E
what about LEIGH which has a poster on the wall of the unit saying -----were excellent. i feel like writing underneath-------MY A**E harry white2

3:46pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Puffin-Billy says...

This is not about the safety of the public or the health of the patient,
it is about making cuts - not "savings".
This is not about the safety of the public or the health of the patient, it is about making cuts - not "savings". Puffin-Billy

4:20pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Puffin-Billy says...

BIG ERN wrote:
Plus they need a good community based service, seeing as they're closing K2
"The CCG say the new service could save £1.5 million by reducing the length of a patient’s stay at hospital" ...............Could
?

And that's strange - I thought that RAID stood for
"Reinforce Appropriate, Implode Disruptive" - not "Rapid Assessment Interface and Discharge" , and that it was designed to tackle challenging behaviours in healthcare settings.

Is someone telling porky pies- or are they simply mentally ill?

Where, and for how long, will a mentally ill patient actually stay, if they are too ill to stay at home and too ill to stay in an NHS hospital?

Oh I know - raid means Rapid Assessment Interface, and Discharge into a a private clinic !
[quote][p][bold]BIG ERN[/bold] wrote: Plus they need a good community based service, seeing as they're closing K2[/p][/quote]"The CCG say the new service could save £1.5 million by reducing the length of a patient’s stay at hospital" ...............Could ? And that's strange - I thought that RAID stood for "Reinforce Appropriate, Implode Disruptive" - not "Rapid Assessment Interface and Discharge" , and that it was designed to tackle challenging behaviours in healthcare settings. Is someone telling porky pies- or are they simply mentally ill? Where, and for how long, will a mentally ill patient actually stay, if they are too ill to stay at home and too ill to stay in an NHS hospital? Oh I know - raid means Rapid Assessment Interface, and Discharge into a a private clinic ! Puffin-Billy

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