Somerset Mental Health service rated “Good”
Th CQC have published a report today based on their latest review of mental health services in Somerset.
The last time a review was completed, mental health services had their own trust. Today that trust is part of Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.
The review looked at five mental health core services:
• Long stay/rehabilitation mental health wards for working age adults
• Child and adolescent mental health wards
• Mental health crisis services and health based places of safety
• Community-based mental health services for older people
• Specialist community mental health services for children and young people
The review found the service to be “Good” in all areas except being “Safe”. This was rated Requires Improvement”.
The CEO of the Somerset NHS Foundation Trust was pleased with the result. He said: “The trust’s overall rating remains good. We are rated outstanding for caring, good for effectiveness, responsiveness and the well-led domain, and requires improvement for safety. The CQC has rated our community mental health services for children and young people (CAMHS) as outstanding and our community end of life services and our acute wards for adults of working age and psychiatric intensive care unit as good overall.”