Bestwood Hospital wins national award for Mental Health services

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Jenny Edwards Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation Hellena Kambadza Bestwood Hospital Manager,  Andrew Lennox Group CEO,  Melissa Mofolo Bestwood Deputy Manager  with Huw Edwards TV Presenter.
Jenny Edwards Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation
Hellena Kambadza Bestwood Hospital Manager, Andrew Lennox Group CEO,
Melissa Mofolo Bestwood Deputy Manager
with Huw Edwards TV Presenter.

Bestwood Hospital Management Team won the highly respected Laing Buisson Independent Healthcare Award for Mental Health Hospital Provider of the Year.  This success is a great recognition of their commitment and passion to developing and delivering this unique hospital service since it’s opening in January 2013.

These awards aim to recognise and celebrate innovation and best practice across the healthcare sector, showcasing services or individuals who have significantly improved the quality or management of care for patients.

The judges of the award commented:
“We liked that their services are built around a very personalised approach to individuals, with a strong recovery ethos and prepares people for independence after many years.”
Bestwood is the only apartment-based hospital in the UK. These single-person, self-contained apartments provide an alternative to multi-occupancy settings for people who are detained under the Mental Health Act. Individuals are enabled to play an active part in constructing their own day and to develop their independent living skills.  This environment is particularly effective for individuals who require a period of assessment and treatment but who find it difficult to be with other people.
Chief Exec Andrew Lennox comments…

“Bestwood Hospital demonstrates an innovative and ground breaking approach to Mental Health care, and I am very proud of the whole team. The hospital has only been operational for 20 months, and this award is testament to the effort and determination that the team have put into delivering exceptional care under this new model”.

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