Ken Lynn, Chair of the Integration Joint Board for Dundee Health & Social Care Partnership, visited Carseview Centre to speak to staff and hear about how mental health services are delivered.
Mr Lynn was welcomed to Carseview Centre by Head of Adult Mental Health & Learning Disability Inpatient Services Val Johnson, who was supported by consultant psychiatrist Dr David Christmas, inpatient manager and head of nursing Piers McGregor and team leader for the Crisis Response Home Treatment Team Fiona Smith.
The team showed Mr Lynn around the facilities and described the services in place to help people experiencing mental health issues. Mr Lynn also heard about the Community Police Triage project between NHS Tayside and Police Scotland’s Tayside Division to support people experiencing mental illness in the community.
Following the visit Mr Lynn said, “I was very impressed with the commitment from staff to provide the best mental health services possible. I feel much better informed following my visit and I’m particularly reassured that robust arrangements are in place for those experiencing a mental health crisis.
“The close working relationship with Police Scotland is valuable and I am sure leads to many more positive outcomes.”