Team at Langley Green Hospital in Crawley win top national award


The team at Langley Green Hospital in Crawley has scooped a top national award in recognition of the outstanding mental health care they provide.

Run by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, the hospital in Martyrs Avenue provides inpatient care for people who have a range of acute mental health illnesses including depression, psychosis and personality disorder.

The Positive Practice Mental Health Collaborative recognised the team at its annual awards ceremony on Thursday night (October 11) by presenting them with the ‘Team of the Year 2018’ award.

The Collaborative is a user-led multi-agency collaborative of seventy-five organisations, including NHS Trusts, CCGs, Police forces and third sector organisations which was established to recognise and share excellence in mental health and mental health services - a key part of this is through its annual awards.

Katy Stafford, Clinical Lead Nurse Manager at Langley Green, said: “We are overwhelmed, honoured and grateful to have received this award and we dedicate it to everyone at Langley Green Hospital, the amazing people who we provide care to, their families and all the staff

Langley Green Hospital was the focus of a national documentary in July to mark 70 years of the NHS called Healing Minds. The four-part programme highlighted the dedicated and compassionate work of mental health staff as well as life in a mental health hospital as part of the national NHS celebrations.

But it wasn’t just the team at Langley Green celebrating.

Sussex Partnership also provides services to children and young people in Hampshire and the Trust’s CAMHs’ teams were highly commended by judges after being shortlisted in two awards. Hampshire CAMHs Specialist Eating Disorder Team was commended in the Community Mental Health Services for eating disorders for adults or Children and Young People (Supported by NHS England) category and the Hampshire CAMHS New Forest Team was commended in the Innovation in Children and young people’s mental health services category.

Sam Allen. CEO of Sussex Partnership, said: “I am proud every day to do the job that I do and to work with such incredibly committed and dedicated people.  

“I am delighted for the team at Langley Green, and equally our CAMHs’ teams, to be recognised by the Positive Practice Mental Health Collaborative.”

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust was rated ‘good’ by its regulator the Care Quality Commission earlier this year and ‘outstanding’ for caring.