Acute community unit at Callington Road hospital

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Summary of report content

This is an impact report about the opening of a new mental health facility in Bristol. The report was published February, 2018. Attendance at the event helped Healthwatch Bristol to plan future work there. Summary of findings: -The new unit is where a service user may go during the day to access services which have been identified in their care plan to support them and to return home at the end of the day. -It’s an alternative to hospital admission but supports recovery. -The service is a way to enable Intensive Teams help to work in different ways to manage service users across the community. -A facility to support discharge and help to reduce re-admission to hospital.Helps support both service users’ physical and mental health.

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General details

Report title 
Acute community unit at Callington Road hospital
Local Healthwatch 
Healthwatch Bristol
Date of publication 
Tuesday, 27 February, 2018
Type of report 
Impact or progress
Key themes 
Building and facilities
Healthwatch reference number 

Methodology and approach

Was the work undertaken at the request of another organisation? 
Primary research method used 
Engagement event
How was the information collected? 

Details of health and care services included in the report

Mental health services 
Mental health crisis service
Mental health recovery service
Community services 
Community based services for people with mental health needs

Details about conditions and diseases

Types of long term conditions 
Mental health condition

Details of people who shared their views

Age group 
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Sexual orientation 
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Does the information include public's views? 
Does the information include carer's, friend's or relative's views? 
Does the information include staff's views? 
Does the information include other people's views? 

Outcomes and impact

Were recommendations made by local Healthwatch in the report? 
Not applicable
Does the information contain a response from a provider? 
Not applicable
Is there evidence of impact in the report? 
Not applicable
Is there evidence of impact external to the report? 
Not applicable

Network Impact
Relationships that exist locally, regionally, nationally have benefited from the work undertaken in the report
Implied Impact
Where it is implied that change may occur in the future as a result of Healthwatch work. This can be implied in a provider  response, press release or other source. Implied impact can become tangible impact once change has occurred.
Tangible Impact
There is evidence of change that can be directly attributed to Healthwatch work undertaken in the report.