Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health, substance misuse and learning disability services across Norfolk and Suffolk. The Trust believes in recovery and wellbeing.
Through the provision and co-ordination of high quality, excellent and cost-effective services, with a commitment to research and innovation, the Trust will be recognised as a national leader.
Aidan Thomas, after four years as CEO of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, has announced his resignation.
Aidan, who was instrumental in the successful merger between the mental health Trusts in Norfolk and Suffolk has led the organisation from strength to strength since his arrival in 2009. Aidan indicated his wish to move on several months ago but remained in post to support the new Chair and complete the Trust Service Strategy consultation.
Aidan believes that having steered the Trust towards a new model of care for mental health services; now is the right time to step aside and make way for a new leader to bring fresh energy and innovation to carry forward the programme of change.
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Service users and carers are at the centre of all aspects of the Trust’s work, and are vital in helping shape and support the Trust Service Strategy. Our strategy supports and enables people with mental health problems, or who need to improve their wellbeing, to live a fulfilling life, and to help their personal recovery journeys.
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Ward patients in Norwich saddle up for new confidence boosting scheme
Ward staff at Hellesdon Hospital in Norwich are delighted with three brand new bicycles, which they hope will see service users taking to the roads to improve their fitness and confidence.
The bicycles were purchased by the Trust from their charitable funds and will be used by service users on adult acute and Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit wards in Norwich.
The idea was masterminded by Anne Harrison, who is the clinical lead for Hellesdon Hospital’s Wellbeing and Occupational Therapy team. She said: “The bikes will create a really positive experience for our service users and will help them build their confidence as they become more independent." Read more here