Humber NHS Foundation Trust discussing plans for new children’s mental health unit

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Published: Tuesday 16th June 2015 by KCFM

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East Yorkshire health bosses say they’re working to reinstate 24/7 children’s mental health care in the region.

A business case is being prepared by Humber NHS Foundation Trust for a new in-patient unit.

Since the closure of the West End Unit in Hessle, East Yorkshire children have had to be sent to units across the North of England for treatment.

In a statement, Teresa Cope, Chief Operating Officer for Humber NHS Foundation Trusts said:

“Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) are responsible for commissioning local community Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) for their populations, while NHS England is responsible for commissioning specialist inpatient CAMHS.

“Additional money for mental health services for children and young people was announced earlier this year. NHS England is now carrying out a pre-procurement exercise which could lead to an increase in the number of inpatient beds.

“While we are at the pre-procurement stage we are working with our partners at the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire CCGs to make the business case for developing our services.

“Alongside this, Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire CCGs have agreed to invest in community CAMHS to enhance the crisis service and expand core services. A 24/7 crisis service is currently being recruited to, with a consultant psychiatrist available out of hours while this is being put in place.”

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Published: Tuesday 16th June 2015 by KCFM

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