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New era for community healthcare in Ealing

01 Jul 2019

The partnership’s aim over the 10 years is to make it easier for people in Ealing to have their physical and mental health problems identified, assessed and treated in a coordinated way, closer to home wherever appropriate. This, in turn, should improve their overall health and wellbeing. In the future, instead of GPs having to […]

Research – a force to be reckoned with at the Trust

28 Jun 2019

We can talk about the amazing Mediterranean banquet University of West London provided. We can talk about the fantastic weather in Ealing. But these things are, ultimately, secondary to how well our annual Research Conference went. There are exciting things happening at the Research and Development department, particularly over the past 12 months where some intriguing […]

Mental health patients move out of Victorian buildings, bringing improved care

26 Jun 2019

Over 30 service users are benefiting from improved care, delivered in a modern environment, after moving this week out of buildings dating back to the mid 19th century. The service users have moved to Medway Lodge, on the St Bernard’s site in Hanwell, which has just completed a two year refurbishment. The 34 service users […]

Placing spotlight on SEN contribution to NHS

25 Jun 2019

On Wednesday (25 June), we celebrated the contribution of 14 inspiring young people with special educational needs (SEN) to the Trust, with a graduation at The Stoop stadium in Twickenham. This is part of the piloted Project Choice scheme, a programme that gives said young people a chance to boost their employability skills and self-confidence, […]

Jubilee ward welcomes innovative dementia care technology

25 Jun 2019

A magic table, designed to stimulate people with dementia, has just been installed in West London NHS Trust’s Jubilee ward at St Bernard’s Hospital. The magic table is an award-winning innovation from the Netherlands. It is a series of fun, interactive light games, that can be projected onto any table, and is designed to help […]

Trust welcomes first Nursing Associates

24 Jun 2019

We at West London NHS Trust are delighted to welcome our first ever Nursing Associates, who will be working at Broadmoor Hospital. But what is a Nursing Associate? Nursing Associates are trained to work with people of all ages and in a variety of settings in health and social care. The role is a new […]

How Hounslow CAMHS helped Hermann overcome his anxieties and loss of confidence

17 Jun 2019

In summer 2018, eight-year-old Hermann was referred to Hounslow CAMHS Intellectual Disability Team by a Consultant Paediatrician at the Hounslow Child Development Team over concerns around his mood and change in behaviour, loss of confidence and anxiety. This was triggered further when Hermann recently developed a distressing phobia of flying insects. At the CAMHS assessment, […]

Lakeside Mental Health Unit reopen to admissions

12 Jun 2019

Lakeside Mental Health Unit is now operating normally and open to admissions again, following the disruption caused by a burst Thames Water pipe.

We’re supporting Carers Week (10-16 June 2019)

10 Jun 2019

This week is Carers Week and we are proud to be supporting it. In doing so, we’ll be highlighting how important carers are to the Trust, as well as helping carers who haven’t used any of our services, to know what support there is for both them and those they care for. So please, do […]

Diversity key theme in this year’s Nursing Conference

07 Jun 2019

On Friday (7 June 2019), we hosted our annual Nursing Conference in Twickenham Stadium. The theme circled around valuing diversity in practice and the day saw lots of positive discussions about how we’re doing as a Trust, and what we can do to further improve. Chief Executive Carolyn Regan kicked off the proceedings by stating […]