Mental health trust wins MOD contract
The trust responsible for mental health services in Peterborough and across the county has been reawarded a contract to care for the region’s military personnel.
The Ministry of Defence ( MoD) has announced that Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust ( CPFT) will continue to provide local in- patient mental health care for serving military personnel in the eastern region, following acompetitivetendering process.
CPFT works in partnership with seven NHS Trusts around the country ( led by South Staffordshire and Shropshire NHS Foundation Trust) to provide this service to MoDStaff.
It is based from a special unit at The Cavell Centre in Peterborough.
Dr Attila Vegh, chief executive at CPFT, said: “It is a great privilege for CPFT to be reawarded this contract, and to be able to continue to provide acute mental health care to armed forces personnel in the eastern region.
“Wewillcontinuetoworkto deliver the best possible service to our military men and women.
“The new contract will include some exciting innovations, includingamentalhealth “app”, which has been specially developed to offer mental health information to personnel from the army, navy and air force, which will be rolled out shortly.”
Surgeonvice- admiralPhilip Raffaelli, surgeon general for the British Armed Forces, added: “The network of eight NHS trusts means that our people get the best in- patient care available in an environment that is close to their homes or unit.”