Secure Ambulance available to assist mental health crisis services rolled out across England
As a responsible secure ambulance service, it essential we keep up to date with news. Working proactively in this way ensures we are constantly looking at areas where we can contribute our skills.
The pressure on mental health services is constantly in the news and has been a great cause of concern. However, very recently the NHS made this announcement:
‘’Mental health crisis teams will be strengthened and new alternative forms of provision such as safe havens and crisis cafes will open across the country as part of the NHS Long Term Plan.
More than £200 million of national funding has been allocated to local areas to transform urgent and emergency mental health care through a network of services over the next two years.
Just under half of NHS mental health crisis teams currently operate on a 24/7 basis but under the plans, every single one will offer round the clock support, making access to care much easier for people in need of urgent mental health support.’’ You can read more about these new services here:
How can Health Connections Patient Transport Service help?
Health Connections Patient Transport Service are ready, willing and able to assist these services in the following ways:
- We provide a 24/7 secure ambulance service, therefore, we are always available to help
- We have national coverage, so we can come to you, wherever you are!
- Our staff are fully qualified team members who undertake mandatory training before they start work with us
- We can provide assistance with secure ambulance transport between wards
Our secure ambulance service is here to help ease the pressure on the NHS. Our support means the government can direct funds to important areas to ensure effective delivery. We are here to provide an additional resource to the NHS, particularly when services are in demand.