Jackie Doyle-Price MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Mental Health, Inequalities and Suicide Prevention, and Edward Argar MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice, visited Rampton Hospital recently to learn more about two of its national services: the Learning Disability and the Women’s Service.
Adele Fox, Head of Clinical Operations, and Peter Wright, Executive Director of Forensic Services, introduced the Ministers to Kempton Ward; a ward in the Learning Disability Service for more vulnerable patients. Ward Manager Harriet Carter explained the objectives of the ward and the next steps for the patients.
The Ministers also visited Ruby Ward, a treatment ward for women within the Personality Disorder stream. They discussed trauma informed care, violence, self-harm and suicide and access to services with Dr Trevor Gedeon and Ward Manager Keith Gwyther.
The visit ended with a discussion on some of the priority issues for Rampton Hospital: the recruitment and retention of nursing staff, the relationship with the prison system and new care models.