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New services for mental health patients as Leverndale Hospital awarded

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Leverndale Hospital has received accreditation by the Royal College of Psychiatrists for the second time and now offers new services as a result.

Enhanced services include more group activities offered to patients, low intensity Psychological Therapies and increased therapeutic engagement between nursing staff and patients. Leverndale Hospital has recently recruited Therapeutic Activity health care support workers to support this programme at evenings and weekends.

Leverndale’s Rehabilitation and Wards 3A, 4A & 4B.have all received this recognition for the high standards of mental health care delivered to patients.

The Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit has also received accreditation for the first time. 

The accreditation process was led by Quality Improvement Nurse Carol Donoghue and supported by all staff at Leverndale.

Patients and their families also played a role by providing feedback on how best to deliver services. This was supported by the Mental Health Network who ensured feedback was used to drive improvements.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists accreditation process offers aspiration for services and the opportunity to demonstrate excellence.

Colin MacDonald, Interim Head of Adult Services (South), NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, commented:

“I am so pleased for our team and our patients at Leverndale Hospital for this recognition, which is all down to the hard work of our staff. The Royal College of Psychiatrists’ accreditation process is not about meeting basic standards, but about demonstrating excellence in mental health services.

“We have a number of enhanced services for our patients now which includes more group therapy, additional Psychological Therapies and therapeutic activities.”


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Last Updated: 11 November 2021