Published on: 28 April 2022
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s teams who support older people with mental health needs in their own homes in the High Peak and Dales area will be based at a new location, following a move across Bakewell to Deepdale Business Park.
The Dementia Rapid Response Team (DRRT) support older people with acute dementia needs to be cared for at home, whilst the In Reach Home Treatment team (IRHTT) focus on supporting older people with functional mental health conditions to be cared for at home.
The two teams – previously based at Newholme Hospital in Bakewell – will now use the Endcliffe Mount building at Deepdale Business Park as their base.
Endcliffe Mount also houses consulting rooms that will be used for outpatient appointments, memory assessment consultations and talking therapy sessions by Talking Mental Health Derbyshire.
The decision to relocate from Newholme Hospital, Bakewell, to Endcliffe Mount was taken in part to introduce a larger space for patients to receive support.
Derbyshire Healthcare previously rented space in the Newholme Hospital, which is owned by Derbyshire Community Healthcare Services NHS Foundation Trust.
Ade Odunlade, Chief Operating Officer at Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, is pleased to announce the opening of the new facility.
He said: "Moving to the new community-based facility was a great decision for the Trust. Derbyshire Healthcare now has its own dedicated space in the Deepdale Business Park, providing both our staff and patients with a modern and welcoming environment for mental health support.
"Endcliffe Mount is an excellent base for the two teams when travelling out to support older people at home, and staff tell us that they feel very positive about the move. We’re also pleased to have additional clinic and therapy space in the Bakewell area, to support people using some of our other local mental health services. These service users may be feeling quite vulnerable so it is important to offer a space that feels welcoming, so we can offer the very best support at a time that may not be the easiest for them."