2010 news archive

Bracton Centre triumphs in Koestler Trust awards

Bracton Centre service users have scooped a record trust haul of 14 awards from the prestigious Koestler Trust  prison arts charity.

Published on 17th December 2010

Greenwich FC needs a trophy cabinet!

Over the years Greenwich FC - an Oxleas service user football team - has amassed a few trophies and medals. Now the side is looking for a nice display cabinet to show ...

Published on 22nd November 2010

Oxleas celebrate Black History Month in style

More than 60 staff and service users attended an event to celebrate Black History Month on 29 October 2010 at the Memorial Hospital.

Published on 12th November 2010

Staff lay on superb afternoon tea for patients

It may not be Tea at The Ritz – but it’s still superb.

Staff at Cator Ward in Green Parks House at  Princess Royal University Hospital, Bromley, organise a weekly ...

Published on 29th October 2010

Black History Month celebrated online

The work or achievements of black people is celebrated every October as Black History Month. Now on the Oxleas website we give you a glimpse into the lives and work ...

Published on 25th October 2010

Oxleas helps mark World Mental Health Day

Tremendously enthusiastic Oxleas staff were out in force throughout the three boroughs of Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich to mark World Mental Health Day (WMHD).

Published on 8th October 2010

MP visits Urgent Care Centre

Local MP Mr David Evennett, visited Oxleas’ Urgent Care Centre (UCC) at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup on Friday 24 September.

Published on 24th September 2010

Greenwich Community Health Services to join Oxleas in 2011

Discussions are taking place between Greenwich Teaching Primary Care Trust and Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust to transfer Greenwich Community Health Services to Oxleas next year.

Published on 15th September 2010

Summer BBQ hits all the right notes

Not even a sharp shower could dampen the spirits at the Bromley Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) and Rehabilitation Support and Treatment (RST) Team's Summer Barbecue, which recently took place ...

Published on 10th September 2010

Oxleas at forefront of pilot therapy programme for young offenders

Oxleas Multisystemic Therapy (MST) Team in Greenwich is at the centre of a national four year trial – which will run until the end of 2011.

Published on 3rd September 2010

Russell's Big Swim at Camber Sands

Oxleas Head of Communications Russell Cartwright completed the eighth of his twelve big swims on Bank Holiday Monday. He was joined at Camber Sands by around 20 Magpie Dance supporters ...

Published on 1st September 2010

Woodlands garden reopens in blaze of colour

The courtyard garden at the Woodlands Unit in Queen Mary’s Hospital Sidcup has been completely rebuilt and re-planted in an ambitious project that is a model of its kind.

Published on 31st August 2010

Trust pledge benefits local services

When the National Patient Survey took place earlier this year the trust promised to fund local activities supporting service users with an additional £10 for every survey returned. 

Published on 26th August 2010

Triangle of Care leads to Parliament

Trust Carer Lead Anna Chan and carer Alan Cork visited the House of Commons (pictured outside) on 28 July for the launch of a new national publication they helped produce.

Published on 25th August 2010

Mighty oaks from little acorns grow

There’s a patch of land at the trust’s Goldie Leigh site that’s about to undergo a transformation, if Caroline Pickup has anything to do with it.

Published on 24th August 2010

James’s 24 hour race at Le Mans

Over the August Bank Holiday spare a thought for young Oxleas Technical Support Officer, James Webb, who will not be getting too much sleep.

Published on 13th August 2010

New artworks brighten Woodlands Unit stairwell

Three groups of service users, carers and staff have created new artworks that they hope will inspire and bring hope to visitors to the Woodlands Unit in Queen Mary’s ...

Published on 10th August 2010

Welcome to real care in the virtual ward

One of the high-tech, modern services that Bexley Community Health Services (BCHS) runs is the virtual ward.

Published on 10th August 2010

Victory for Maroons in Oxleas tournament

The Maroons from Southwark were victorious in an Oxleas organised five a side football tournament this week at Charlton Athletic's Sparrows Lane training ground. They beat Mind United from ...

Published on 21st July 2010

Big Event at Charlton Athletic is great success

Oxleas dedicated staff made sure that the ‘Friends and More’ Big Event at Charlton Athletic Football Club recently was indeed a big success.

A whole host of activities started in ...

Published on 15th July 2010

Mum and daughter raise £500 in sweltering charity run

A mum and daughter team from Oxleas raised around £500 for charity at the all female, Race for Life, five kilometres fun run on sweltering Blackheath at the weekend.

Mum ...

Published on 5th July 2010

Bexley's Community Health Services join Oxleas

In a move described by Oxleas Chief Executive Stephen Firn as "the most exciting and significant development since we became a foundation trust in 2006", Bexley's Community Health Services ...

Published on 1st July 2010

Recognition Awards 2010 - make your nomination

Celebrating quality at Oxleas.

Is there a team or individual at Oxleas that you feel deserves recognition for their outstanding work? Here is your chance to let us know about ...

Published on 11th June 2010

Asian Family Health Day

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust is hosting an Asian Family Health Day at Woolwich Town Hall on Thursday 1 July from 11am - 2pm.

At the event their will be:

  • Free health ...

Published on 10th June 2010

It’s election time again!

Don’t panic – it’s not another General Election but time to find some new blood for the trust’s Council of Governors.

Published on 4th June 2010

£500 for Mercy – well she did win Nurse of the Year

2010’s Oxleas Nurse of the Year is Mercy Browne, a nurse practitioner with Greenwich’s Assessment and Shared Care Team, based at Ferryview Health Centre in Woolwich.

Published on 21st May 2010

Oxleas is one of UK’s top healthcare employers

Oxleas has been named as one of the best healthcare organisations to work for in the United Kingdom.

The trust is included in the Healthcare 100 list – based in part ...

Published on 14th May 2010

Bracton bop to mark silver jubilee

If you work or have ever in the past worked at the Bracton Centre - then dig out your dancing shoes, dust off your glad rags and get on down to ...

Published on 12th May 2010

Changes to Bexley's mental health services

From Tuesday, 4 May 2010 Oxleas mental health services in Bexley will change.  

In working age adult services there will be an Intake and Liaison Team (ILT) which operates as ...

Published on 30th April 2010

Memorial’s Therapy Service is relaunched

As part of the £15 million redevelopment of the Memorial Hospital site, a local health trust will be officially relaunching its Therapy Service next month - an integral part of the ...

Published on 12th April 2010

Changes to Bromley services

From Tuesday 6 April 2010 Oxleas mental health services in Bromley changed.

In working age adult services there is now a Liaison and Intake Team (LIT) which operates as the ...

Published on 1st April 2010

30 years of NHS dedication

Twenty-five members of staff working in the Bromley directorate were invited to a special tea to mark the fact that each had completed more than 30 years of service with ...

Published on 1st April 2010

Bexley's Community Health Services joining Oxleas

Bexley Community Health Services will be integrated with Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust in May 2010 – subject to the approval of the necessary regulatory bodies.

The move will mean that around ...

Published on 23rd March 2010

Nominations wanted for Oxleas Nurse of the Year

The trust's seventh Annual Nursing Conference promises to be an action packed day including drama, exciting speakers and an awards ceremony. It is taking place on Friday 14 May ...

Published on 5th March 2010

Claudette tells Government it's time to change

In 1997 Claudette Lawrence was having a whale of a time. She had recently got married and loved her job working as a PA for London Underground. There was plenty ...

Published on 3rd February 2010

Borough Focus Groups told quality is paramount

Throughout January the trust has been holding Borough Focus Groups in our three boroughs of Bromley, Bexley and Greenwich. The last of these was staged on Wednesday 27 January at ...

Published on 29th January 2010

Louise drops in on Mrs Brown

Oxleas’ Deputy Head of Art Psychotherapy, Louise Smart, was invited to a reception in 10 Downing Street recently held for the charity Paintings in Hospitals. They aim to improve the ...

Published on 28th January 2010

We can't read your mind! So please tell us what you think

Next week a random sample of 900 people who used our community mental health services between June and September 2009 will be sent a survey by Quality Health. This is ...

Published on 7th January 2010