Men­tal health trust wins MOD con­tract

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Thornton on thursday -

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.”

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