CWP is mental health provider of the year finalist

22 August 2019

Local NHS Trust, CWP, has been announced as a finalist in the mental health provider of the year category, at a prestigious national awards event.

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CWP) are one of six national finalists at the prestigious Health Service Journal (HSJ) awards, which will take place on Wednesday 6 November in London. 

CWP chief executive, Sheena Cumiskey, said:  “I am absolutely thrilled to hear that we have been shortlisted in the Mental Health Provider category of the Year at this year’s HSJ Awards. This is the latest indication of the outstanding care that we pride ourselves on at CWP and is a testament to the hard work of all the people who make CWP special. The strength of the partnership between our mental health, community physical health, learning disability and social care services enables us meet the needs of our local communities by truly providing person-centred care, helping people to be the best they can be.”

“This recognition tops off a wonderful couple of years for the organisation. In 2018, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated the Trust as “outstanding” for caring, the only NHS mental health services provider in the North West to achieve this rating. This year, we have launched CANDDID, a centre of excellence which brings together education, training and research in the fields of neuro-developmental disorders and intellectual disabilities.

“In addition, the Trust was recognised as a top performer nationally in the Community Mental Health Survey 2018, opened our new Coronation Road workplace hub (a new integrated workspace for health and care services in Ellesmere Port) and the Trust has launched a brand new All Age Disability Service in Wirral, aiming to improve experiences for people in the area with a disability or mental health condition.”

What our MPs say: 

  • Mike Amesbury MP - Weaver Vale - Labour

    “I’m pleased that the hard-working health professionals in our NHS are getting the recognition they deserve. For too long mental health has been treated as a Cinderella service, with not enough funding being invested in identifying and treating mental health conditions compared to physical health issues.

    “I’m pleased to see that the people working on the front lines to deliver these services are being recognised for what they do day in and day out.” 

  • Angela Eagle MP - Wallasey - Labour

    “I would like to congratulate CWP on being named as finalists in the HSJ Awards mental health provider of the year category. We know that the Trust has achieved a lot in recent times, including being rated as ‘Outstanding’ for Caring by the Care Quality Commission.

    “I would also like to wish chief executive Sheena Cumiskey and all of her colleagues, the very best of luck on the big night in November. It is crucial that we celebrate all our NHS heroes, from porters, cleaners, technicians to nurses and doctors, for the hard work they do every day, caring for some of the most vulnerable people in our community”

  • Chris Matheson MP - City of Chester - Labour

    “I am thrilled to see the CWP once again being recognised for the outstanding services it provides. Being shortlisted for the Mental Health Provider of the Year award is a testament to the dedication of staff who work extremely hard on a daily basis to help so many people from our community.

    “I am proud that we have such a caring and innovative organisation here to provide these vital services, and I congratulate everyone at the CWP on this honour.”

  • Rt Hon Esther McVey MP - Tatton - Conservatives

    "I am absolutely delighted Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust has been named as one of the six national finalists in the category of mental health provider of the year. It is testament to the hard work of each and every person at the Trust and their partners in the community who help to deliver the first class patient centred care.

    “Mental health provision is so important and it is vital people can access help and support when they need it. It is clear our Trust is leading the way in mental health care provision and I wish them every luck in the competition.

    “I would also like to take this opportunity once again to offer my thanks to all the dedicated medical professionals who work tirelessly to ensure patients receive the care they need.”

  • David Rutley MP - Macclesfield - Conservative

    “I am very pleased to learn of the Trust's success in being shortlisted for a prestigious Health Service award. This is a fitting and well-deserved recognition of the energy, dedication and compassion demonstrated on a daily basis by the Trust's hard-working team in seeking to deliver high-quality care and support to local patients, as well as families and carers. I wish all at CWP continued success in their vital work."

You can hear more from Sheena by watching the video below: 

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