"A huge help to our family"

About: Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust / Intellectual Developmental Disabilities /Learning Disability Services – Community (County)

(as a relative),

I wish to express my gratitude to the trust for re-involving the excellent services of the CAT Team in my son`s community care. They were heavily involved with his move out of Highbury Hospital to his placement in the community which was specially designed around his particular complex needs. The main aim was to ensure that any hospital re-admissions were kept to a minimum and with the help of the team in the south his personal staff have done an excellent job in keeping him out of hospital for 18 months, which in my opinion is a huge achievement!

The CAT Team withdrew when they were satisfied that things were going well for him. However, because his health needs have recently fluctuated so much, the team from the north are visiting his home to work with his staff again. Fortunately they are nurses who worked with him when he was in hospital - this will bring some familiarity and continuity into his life. He has had to make some huge adjustments since leaving hospital and the team and staff are trying to extend his periods of good health so that he can enjoy life more.

I cannot praise Learning Disability Services enough - a huge help to our family..............thank you

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Response from Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

We thank you for the kind words and are grateful you took the time to relay this to the Trust

We are pleased to have been of assistance to your family member and yourselves. We will ensure your thanks are past on to the relevant teams

Best Wishes

Shirley Lavender

Operational Manager Assessment & Treatment