Ten years of TEWV

Ten years ago, in April 2006, TEWV was created following the merger of County Durham and Darlington Priority Services NHS Trust and Tees and North East Yorkshire NHS Trust. Our aim then, as now, was to provide a high quality range of mental health and learning disability services for the people who live in our areas, and beyond.

Ten years ago, in April 2006, TEWV was created following the merger of County Durham and Darlington Priority Services NHS Trust and Tees and North East Yorkshire NHS Trust. Our aim then, as now, was to provide a high quality range of mental health and learning disability services for the people who live in our areas, and beyond.  

Since then we have expanded both geographically, taking in much of North Yorkshire, and in the number and type of services we provide.  Expanding our area has brought challenges but we have welcomed more service users and staff into the TEWV family.  

We work in the community with those who need our care and expertise as well as running specialist hospitals throughout the area.  

We have formed partnerships with organisations including the police and prison service to ensure mental health services are provided to those who may find themselves in challenging positions. We also run a number of specialist services such as eating disorders services.  

Our work covers all ages from children in crisis to the elderly and those with dementia.  

Our innovative quality improvement system (TEWV QIS) is making sure service users get the most benefit from everything we do and our research teams are looking to the future to ensure we can provide the best possible care and treatment for those most in need.  

As we continue to work with more and more people in different locations we are committed to supporting our amazing staff who give the best possible care to those who use our services and help them on their recovery journey.

We are also keen to celebrate their professional achievements either through our own awards schemes or by sharing their pride at winning national recognition for their work.

It has been a momentous journey, and we have faced some challenges along the way, but we are as committed as ever to ensuring we can give the right care, to the right people at the right time.  

Take a look back on some of the many highlights of the past decade in our commemorative brochure "TEWV - the first ten years".