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Redesign of Specialist Mental Health Services - Final Consultation

A new and much-improved model of care is to be introduced in 2019 for people living with serious, long-term mental ill health in Eastern Cheshire, South Cheshire and Vale Royal.

The redesign  of specialist mental health services for adults and older people will involve significant investment in community-based services and crisis care while high-quality inpatient care will be available for people who need it. In addition, a dementia outreach service will be established.

The care model reflects the findings of two periods of public consultation, of 12 weeks and four weeks respectively. The first established support for the proposed redesign while the second supported a variation of the preferred option in the original consultation. The amendment in question was for rehabilitation services to be relocated from Lime Walk House, Macclesfield to Bowmere Hospital, Chester instead of to Soss Moss, Nether Alderley. The change was proposed to maximise the number of inpatient beds in Macclesfield.

The additional consultation revealed no material issues requiring reconsideration of the amended preferred option, called Option 2 Plus.


Final report on findings and outcome of additional consultation

NHS Cheshire and Merseyside Clinical Senate - Review of proposals to redesign adult and older people's specialist mental health services, January 2019

Report to Cheshire East Council's Health, Adult Social Care and Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee, 17 January 2019 - summarises findings and outcome of additional consultation 

Stakeholder briefing, 9 January 2019 - purpose as above 

Report to joint meeting of the Governing Bodies of NHS Eastern Cheshire CCG, NHS South Cheshire CCG and NHS Vale Royal CCG, 22 November 2018 - sought approval for adoption of Option 2 Plus

Webpage promoting initial 12-week consultation

Webpage promoting additional consultation

Summary of Option 2 Plus