TEWV staff from older people’s services in Teesside were recognised by the Royal College of Psychiatrists in two categories at their prestigious annual awards held in London earlier this week.
Mental health services for older people, covering Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees, were hailed ‘team of the year’ in the quality improvement category of the national awards for their work to release time recording clinical activity, resulting in increased face-to-face contact with patients.
Dr Thandar Win from Lustrum Vale in Stockton-on-Tees, was also named specialty doctor of the year; her nominator commending her instrumental role in the Stockton memory service achieving the highest dementia diagnostic rates regionally and among the best nationally.
Dr Mani Krishnan, senior clinical director, mental health services for older people (MHSOP)
Dr Mani Krishnan, senior clinical director, MHSOP, said “As a Trust we put service users at the centre of all we do. Our staff are committed to providing the best service for the people they support and work tirelessly to make sure people in Teesside receive high quality, effective, and efficient person centred care.
“The Royal College of Psychiatrists Awards mark the highest level of achievement in psychiatry and recognise excellence in mental healthcare. It is an amazing achievement to have been honoured at this event (which is like the Oscars of the psychiatry world) and our staff should be proud of the difference their work has made, and continues to make, to service users, their families and carers.”