September 30, 2008

Better Way to Deliver Services

By Tony Deeley

A NEW organisation which aims to improve mental health services in Dudley and Walsall is to be launched tomorrow under the slogan Better Together.

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust aims to strengthen and improve a range of existing hospital and community services throughout both boroughs after consulting local mental health clinicians, service users and the public about any changes.

All 1,200 staff who have previously provided mental health services under Dudley Primary Care Trust and NHS Walsall have been transferred to the new organisation, following widespread consultation last year.

In August, Health Secretary Alan Johnson announced the go-ahead for the new trust.

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