Annual General and Members Meeting 2015

The trust will be holding its Annual General and Members meeting on Wednesday 22 July 2015.

Carers Support Group

Below are the dates and locations for carer support groups being held in the Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale area. Groups are held between 1.30pm - 3.30pm in the following locations:

  • Alexandra Bowls Centre, Scarborough on 9 October 2014 and 8 January 2015 
  • Pickering Library on 13 November 2014 and 12 February 2015
  • Whitby Library on 11 September 2014, 11 December 2014 and 12 March 2015

For further information please call 01723 384652. 

Celebrating positive practice in Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale

We held an event on Friday 6 June 2014 to celebrate positive practice in Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale. 

Staff, service users and carers talked about the positive work the trust has been, and is currently, involved in within Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale. Attendees heard about services including:

  • Access to services for adults (street triage in conjunction with North Yorkshire Police, a place of safety at Cross Lane Hospital, psychiatry services)
  • Support for veterans
  • Access to psychological therapies (IAPT) for children and young people and their families
  • Enabling communication for those patients within learning disability services
  • Services provided within mental health services for older people
  • Carer support developments

See summary of questions and answers from the day. 

Annual governor election 2014 now concluded

See the results of our annual election 2014

Mental health services - governor surgery

A drop-in session for users of local mental health services is taking place at The Royal Hotel in Whitby on Wednesday 30 April 2014 from 11am -1pm. For more information please visit Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby CCG's website, view the press release or flyer.

Questions for governors

Do you have a question or view that you would like to put to your local public Governor, Richard, Keith or Judith.  Get in touch at

Judith Webster attends annual mental health research and development conference

Governor for Scarborough and Ryedale, Judith Webster, attended the Annual Mental Health Research and Development Conference on Friday 14th March 2014 which was jointly hosted by Durham University and the Trust. Following the conference, Judith said "it was an extremely well attended event and a very full day. As a Trust we need to be more pro-active in encouraging service user and carer involvement in research as it can only benefit everyone in the future. All the speakers were extremely interesting." 

Governor, Judith Webster, attends open day at Springwood Unit in Malton

Judith attended the open day for the new Springwood Unit in Malton in December 2013. Following her visit, Judith said "Having frequently visited the old unit, all I can say is wow. The difference is like night and day. As a representative of TEWV I can only say thank you for the investment you have made in this area,we are no longer an outpost but a flagship."

Carol singers bring Christmas cheer to Cross Lane Hospital

Governor, Judith Webster arranged for Allerston and Ebberston singers to visit the units at Cross Lane Hospital in Scarborough on 18 December 2013. A donation was offered to the carol singers afterwards, which they declined, and they have offered to visit the hospital again when requested. Trust Chairman, Jo Turnbull also attended on the day and has since written to Allerston and Ebberston singers to thank them personally.    

Dr John Kelly, staff governor for North Yorkshire - visited the new Springwood Unit in Malton

After visiting Springwood Unit in Malton, North Yorkshire on Monday 9 December 2013, Dr Kelly said "Very impressed. An excellent facility kitted out to a high specification for the care of some of our most vulnerable patients!" 

Scarborough and Ryedale governor attends the trust's annual learning disability conference

Andrea Darrington attended the trust's annual learning disability conference on 8 October 2013 at The Excel Centre in Newton Aycliffe. Below are Andrea's comments about the day. An easy read version of her feedback can also be viewed by clicking here:

"It was clear from the beginning that equality of all delegates and speakers prevailed. The day consisted of presentations, workshops and a market place, with plenty of opportunities for delegates to network. The conference was very well organised and lively. It met more than my expectations. Well done to everyone that took part.

The presentations had a huge impact, bringing the delegates back to the levels of commitment which is needed to provide an acceptable standard of care. The audience was brought up to date and was reminded that time does not stand still, changes and challenges need to be addressed. There was a strong focus on assisting people with Learning Disabilities to have control of their lives, have the support that they receive, to enable them to live healthily involved in their local community. To listen to people who know them the best, thus basing care on health needs. There was a clear message, that given the right opportunity and support anyone can succeed.

Two student nurses from the university presented a project about the GP annual health checks, a tool which they are developing will improve the communication between service users, carers and services. I asked if they had considered collaborating with TEWV nurses who are doing a similar thing. The idea was welcomed and may be will be explored. There was an abundance of information advice leaflets available. The people staffing the stalls were knowledgeable enthusiastic and friendly."   

Scarborough and Ryedale Governor attends an event at Teesside University to a celebrate and review the Excellence in Practice Accreditation Scheme (EPAS), 10 years on

Judith Webster, Scarborough and Ryedale Governor, attended the EPAS event on 24 June 2013. Her feedback about the event is below:

"I am pleased to say it was one of the best I have been to. It was well attended and represented by many organisations. My query for TEWV is why have only Older People's Services done this and not any of the other services TEWV provides, for example Learning Disabilities? Mr Colin Ovington was the star and a person who we all could have listened to and questioned longer in regard to The Francis Report. Professor Paul Keane OBE, thank you for a very informative and enjoyable day."

Judith also attended a Dementia Conference in Harrogate in June 2013.   

Membership roadshow

The recruitment team were supporting Scarborough Armed Forces Day on 29 June 2013.  A number of staff and Governors were on hand to talk to the public not only about the Trust's work in supporting Veterans but also about general mental health and learning disability services.

Pictured below is Andrea Darrington, Public Governor for the area and Jonathan Ogram, Community Services Team Manager


Annual governor election 2013

View the results of our annual governor election

Celebrating Positive Practice in Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale

As part of our ongoing programme to involve members, service users, carers and organisations we held an event to celebrate positive practice in Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale on Thursday 9 May 2013. The day was designed to hear from staff, service users and carers about the positive work the Trust has been, and currently is involved in, including how:


·        Representatives of the Learning Disability Reference Group developed easy read care plans that meant something to them as service users

·        Adult services are improving community pathways

·        A pilot improvement programme is assisting Bi Polar service users

·        Service users and carers have inspected our hospitals against the Essential Standards of Care developed by the Care Quality Commission and other involvement opportunities

·        The trust gains feedback on its services from service users and carers and what this is telling us

·        Work on the re-development of the Springwood Unit in Malton is progressing and how referrals are undertaken within Older People’s services

·        The Children and Adolescent Mental Health services are planning their move from Beck House to Manor Court in Scarborough and what this means for service users, their carers and families

There were opportunities to ask questions and pass on views to the trust and your local governors. Following lunch, attendees participated in a workshop to seek the views members in order to assist the trust to develop a proportionate response to the recommendations made in the final report of the Public Inquiry of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust chaired by Robert Francis, QC, published on 6 February 2013. The agenda and presentations delivered on the day are below along with the trust's response to the Francis report:

  • Agenda
  • Presentations
  • Question and answer summary
  • The trust's response to the Francis report


Celebrating Positive Practice in Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale

We held an event on 3 May 2012 to celebrate positive practice in Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale. 46 people attended our event and attendees had the opportunity to listen to staff, carers and governors who talked about developments and activities currently taking place in the trust and specifically in the Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale area.

Dorothy Porteous, staff member for Organisational Development, spoke about the Leadership Programme being delivered by the trust for service users and carers and highlighted how previous participants had not only increased their confidence levels and knowledge but also achieved promotions and employment or felt able to go on with further self development. Applications were encouraged from attendees to undertake the programme which was due to start later in the year.

Pauline King, Patient and Public Involvement Manager, advised the audience of the many types of involvement activities that service users and carers can become involved in and the value that this adds to the services and work of the trust.

Judith Webster, public governor and an active involvement member, gave a personal insight into some of the work that she has been involved with including attendance on the Leadership Programme, assisting with the re-development of Cross Lane Hospital and more recently participating in Ward and Hospital Inspections around the environment and care experienced by service users with a particular focus on dignity and respect.

Andrea Darrington, public governor, talked about how the trust is involving carers and ensuring that carers are aware of their rights, highlighting the work of governors who attend the Improving the Experience of Carers Committee. Corrine Aspel, staff member in the Patient Experience Team, explained how the trust is obtaining feedback from not only service users but carers highlighting how valuable this information is to the trust to help improve services.

Julie Graves also highlighted the work of the Scarborough and Ryedale Carer's Resource Centre.


Dr Nicola Taylor, Consultant Psychiatrist,  gave an overview of how the trust is improving the way patients are assessed and treated and how this not only improves the experience of a service user but how staff work within teams, especially where other agencies are involved. 

Paul Hyde, Manager for Older People’s services, showcased the plans for the new Springwood Unit at Malton for Older People and how this re-development would be undertaken including how this would impact on the current service users and their families. A very lively and interesting debate.

Finally, Julie Jones, from the trust’s communications team, asked attendees for their views on what the trust ‘brand’ means and how this could be improved.

The agenda, presentations delivered on the day and a summary of the event, can be viewed by clicking on the links below: 

  • Agenda
  • Service user and carer involvement 2011-2012
  • Listening to carers - the trust carer survey
  • Positive practice in mental health
  • Event summary

Celebrating positive practice in Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale

We held a positive practice event on Tuesday 5 July 2011 at Scarborough Rugby Club. Those who attended the event heard from staff, service users and carers about the positive improvements the trust has been, and is currently involved in, within the Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale area. Attendees were then invited to participate in one of the workshop/discussion groups below:

  • How relationships may change when caring for someone 
  • How the trust is implementing the recently published Triangle of Care document

A presentation delivered at the event, a summary of questions and anwers from the meeting and workshop feedback can be viewd by clicking on the links below:

  • Direct payments presentation  
  • Questions & answers summary including event and workshop feedback

North East Yorkshire Supplement - February 2011

View the latest issue of Insight magazine. A special supplement produced for North East Yorkshire, by your governors, can be viewed by clicking on the picture below:

The Anchorage in Whitby is officially re-opened

The Anchorage in Whitby has been officially re-opened following major refurbishment. Trust Chairman Jo Turnbull officially marked the occasion by unveiling a plaque in the centre on Wednesday 27 October 2010. The opening was attended by Cllr Herbert Tindall, appointed governor from North Yorkshire Council and Richard Thompson public governor for North East Yorkshire.

The Anchorage has been transformed to provide our patients with a modern, fit for purpose building as well as a much improved base for our two community mental health teams in Whitby. The vast make-over costing £624K includes a complete redesign of the space within the centre, including relocation of a new entrance door to the premises. There has also been additional insulation incorporated into the building to improve its thermal efficiency.

Following his visit to the Anchorage, governor Richard Thompson commented that “the refurbishment of the Clinic has created a 'fit-for-purpose' facility for clients, service providers and staff in Whitby and the surrounding area and is much appreciated by all who use this amenity. The Trust can be proud of this investment here in North East Yorkshire”. 

Pictured above are trust Chairman Jo Turnbull, public governor Richard Thompson and appointed governor Cllr Herbert Tindall. 

North East Yorkshire Governors meet with Trust Chairman and Non-Executive Directors

Andrea Darrington and Keith Marsden, both elected public governors for North East Yorkshire, recently met with the trust's Chairman, Jo Turnbull, and non-executive directors, Jim Tucker and Barbara Mathews, to talk about issues affecting residents in the Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale areas for which the trust delivers mental health services. Elected public governor for North East Yorkshire, Richard Thompson, was unable to attend this meeting and gave his apologies.

Pictured below from left to right are Keith Marsden, Jo Turnbull, Barbara Matthews, Andrea Darrington and Jim Tucker.  

Public Meeting held - 30th September 2010

Please click here for details 

Special North East Yorkshire Supplement - June 2010

A special supplement produced for North East Yorkshire, by your governors, can be viewed by clicking on the picture below: