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Trust hosts Chinese government medical visit

27 Nov 2013

West London mental health trust hosted a visit from 18 Chinese mental health medics over two days this week as they visited the English NHS on a government education mission to share best practice in mental health care.

The Chinese delegation was introduced to a variety of the specialist mental health services the trust offers across the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Hounslow as well as high secure services at Broadmoor Hospital.

This included an introduction to local services the trust provides in dementia care, the successful research and development programme the trust runs in partnership with Imperial College, and a visit to the largest and oldest brain bank; the Corsellis Collection located at St Bernard’s Hospital in Ealing.

“Our vision at the trust and the expertise of our clinicians is devoted to providing excellent mental health care that promotes recovery. We are delighted to share our best practice with international visitors and this visit continues our programme of international development work following a successful visit from the Danish Health ministry in the summer,” said David Stacey, Director of Business and Strategy at the trust.

“The reputation we enjoy on an international stage will ensure that a wider group of people gain insights into the recovery model and how it works for service users and carers.  It will also support our future plans and our successful navigation of the Foundation Trust application process,” he added.

The group visited trust headquarters on Tuesday before travelling to Broadmoor Hospital on Wednesday where they met with clinicians and learned about the major redevelopment of the 150-year-old hospital that is now underway.

For more information please contact;

Ann Cockerton, External Communications Manager
Telephone: 020 8354 8325
Email: ann.cockerton@wlmht.nhs.uk

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