Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV) provides a range of mental health, learning disability, eating disorders and substance misuse services for the 1.6 million people living in County Durham, the Tees Valley, Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire.
More and more people are able to receive the care they need in or near their own homes and we continue to develop and strengthen our community services so that they receive the appropriate level of support.
Some people need to spend time in hospital and our focus here is on making sure that individuals receive effective, therapeutic care. We have just under 1,000 inpatient beds.
TEWV has around 5,700 staff working out of c.170 sites, and an annual income of £270m. We deliver our services by working in partnership with seven local authorities and primary care trusts, a wide range of voluntary organisations, as well as service users, their carers and the public. The services are spread over a wide geographical area of around 3,600 square miles, which includes coastal, rural and industrial areas.
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust (TEWV) was created in April 2006, following the merger of County Durham and Darlington Priority Services NHS Trust and Tees and North East Yorkshire NHS Trust. In July 2008 we became the North East’s first mental health trust to achieve foundation trust status under the NHS Act 2006. As a foundation trust we are accountable to local people through our council of governors and are regulated by Monitor, the independent regulator of foundation trusts.
Following our success in winning the tender to provide mental health and learning disability services in Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire, these services transferred to TEWV in June 2011.
We have four operational directorates, one for each of our localities (County Durham and Darlington, Teesside, North Yorkshire) and a separate forensic directorate.
Within each of the three local areas we have four clinical directorates:
- adult mental health and substance misuse services
- mental health services for older people
- children and young people’s services
- learning disability services
Adult mental health services
We provide mental health services to adults of working age in partnership with social care and a wide range of voluntary and independent services providers, including:
- A wide range of community based assessment and treatment services including primary care, liaison, crisis intervention, assertive outreach, community affective disorders and psychosis teams and eating disorders. The Trust also provides community mental health and deafness services and adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) across Teesside, County Durham and Darlington.
- Inpatient assessment and treatment services, including acute, intensive care, challenging behaviour, 24 hour nursed care and rehabilitation services
- Improving access to psychological therapy (IAPT) services (working with partners) in Durham, Darlington and Teesside
- The region's specialist eating disorder service (for the North East and North Cumbria)
Older people's services
We provide mental health services for older people working in partnership with social care and a wide range of voluntary and independent service providers. The services we provide include:
Inpatient assessment and treatment services, including acute and challenging behaviour services
A wide range of community based services including; mental health teams, acute liaison, care home liaison, day services and memory clinics
Children and young people's services
This service includes all child and adolescent mental health services and early intervention in psychosis services for the people of County Durham, Darlington, Teesside and North Yorkshire.
Services for children with learning disabilities are also provided in County Durham, Darlington and Teesside.
Substance misuse services
We provide community substance misuse assessment and treatment services for people aged 18 years and above. Services are provided in County Durham, Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale, Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire. These services are funded primarily through drug and alcohol action teams and the specific nature of each service varies by locality.