Acute Day Units (Mental Health)

Closes 10 Jan 2018

Opened 6 Nov 2017

Overview

We would like your views on how to best organise acute mental health day care services in Camden, to make cost savings while continuing to provide good patient care. We have sought patients’ views on what they value from the current service and how best can we support them through any changes. The views of service users and the public will be factored into any decision made and help shape any support put in place. 

The proposed changes would not result in any patient being refused appropriate treatment. For current patients, nothing will change until 1 April 2018. No patient will have their course of treatment disrupted by changing locations. And no-one, now or in the future, will be refused an appropriate service because of this change.

Our proposal is to reduce the number of mental health acute day units from two to one and to strengthen acute care at the remaining unit. We are making these proposals because the services are currently underused. In addition, we will support more people to access Highgate Day Centre to provide care for residents with less severe mental health needs.

This proposal is about making better use of the resources we have as we can’t justify running services that are running significantly under capacity. We intend that these changes will make the remaining services more sustainable in the future and ensure that mental health care is delivered at the right time and in the most appropriate setting.

You can take part in the consultation by responding to the survey or:

-           Attending a further public consultation event on Thursday 4th January from 14:00 to 17:00 at a venue in the north of Camden. For further details, please check the consultation page on Citizens’ Space at the link below. We will update once the venue is finalised. This will follow a similar format to the previous public events and is particularly aimed at people that have wanted to take part, but haven’t been able to so far. 

-           We will also be attending Camden Borough User Group (CBUG) on 19th December from 11:00 – 13:00. For more information please contact camdenuserinvolvement@voiceability.org

Why We Are Consulting

We are reaching out to service users, professionals and members of the public to obtain views on how the services are currently delivered and discuss issues that people may have about future delivery of services.

Residents and interested parties will be able to provide feedback to Camden CCG via a number of ways including:

  • This online Citizens Space survey
  • Paper survey available for people without access to the internet
  • Active requests of feedback from key stakeholder organisations within Camden
  • Stakeholder organisations to promote the consultation to their patients
  • 2 consultation meetings for people to come and ask questions and feedback with current patients that will take place at the two Acute Day Units
  • 1 open consultation meeting  for any interested party to come and ask questions and feedback at the Somers Town and St Pancras Living Centre
  • Meetings available for organisations to feedback that request this.

Give Us Your Views

Events

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • Mental Health