St Andrew’s wins major UK healthcare award

St Andrew’s Healthcare has been crowned ‘Complex Care Provider of the Year’ at the prestigious Health Investor Awards 2017.

The Awards – organised by Health Investor UK magazine – recognised the very best healthcare innovations, organisations and partnerships across the industry. The entries were judged by a panel of high profile, independent judges, and the event in London was attended by over 1,200 of the sector’s leading figures.

St Andrew’s was praised for its excellent, innovative work with young people, and in particular the care delivered by the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) team, which has recently designed and delivered a state-of-the-art new inpatient facility.

St Andrew’s £45m FitzRoy House – which opened in January 2017 - is Europe’s newest and largest adolescent mental health facility, providing specialised, personalised care for up to 110 young people with complex mental health needs. Located at the Northampton site, FitzRoy House includes a custom-designed sensory therapy room, art and music suite, outdoor animal care courtyards and fitness rooms, therapy kitchens and a light workshop.

St Andrew’s cares for young people with complex behavioural disorders, mental illness, learning disability, autistic spectrum disorder and acquired brain injury.  The young people may also display hyperactivity disorders and related comorbidities, emerging personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders, serious self-harm behaviour and in some cases, offending backgrounds. Every young person at St Andrew’s receives a specialised assessment, and their treatment programme is designed according to their individual needs.

A vital part of supporting adolescents in their recovery is to continue their education. FitzRoy House is also home to St Andrew’s College, which exists solely for the charity’s child and adolescent mental health patients, and is rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted. The College includes a unique science laboratory which enables students to complete practical exams by instructing a teacher to perform experiments on their behalf, keeping them safe from hazardous chemicals.

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