NAViGO Health and Social Care response to Mind – “Thousands left to cope alone after leaving mental health hospital – putting their lives at risk”

NAViGO Health and Social Care response to Mind – “Thousands left to cope alone after leaving mental health hospital – putting their lives at risk”

Commenting on today’s announcement from Mind, highlighting that 11,000 people across the country did not get follow-up within a week of leaving a mental health hospital in 2015-16, contrary to current NICE guidelines*, NAViGO Health and Social Care are pleased to announce that they are meeting the standard advocated by Mind.

NAViGO Chief Executive, Jane Lewington commented; “We welcome the attention today’s announcement brings to this important subject. We agree that it is vital part of recovery; ensuring that the individual is coping at home in the community and ongoing support is in place.

I would like to assure residents of North East Lincolnshire that we are continuously working to meet national standards and targets, providing services we would be happy for our own families to use”.  In 2016/17, 96% of service users on the Care Programme Approach who were discharged from inpatient care were followed up within 7 days but many of our service users are seen within 48 hours of discharge.

NAViGO also reviewed their discharge follow-up times within their Adult Acute services following the release of the National Suicide Inquiry, October 2016 that recommended service users be seen within two days after discharge.

Read the full Mind release at www.mind.org.ukhttp://www.mind.org.uk/news-campaigns/news/thousands-left-to-cope-alone-after-leaving-mental-health-hospital-putting-their-lives-at-risk/#.WO8wGGkrI4g

Follow-up Times after discharge

  • 96% of Service users on the Care Programme Approach who were discharged from inpatient care were followed up within 7 days of discharge.

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