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 Greenwich Older People’s Mental Health Services.

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust's Greenwich based Community Therapy Service has recently moved back into newly renovated premises in the Rowntree Centre. It will be opened at a special ceremony on Wednesday 19 May, when the Mayor of Greenwich, Cllr Allan MacCarthy, will be the guest of honour.

Oxleas provides a wide range of health and social care services in south east London, specialising in caring for people with mental health problems or learning disabilities.

The Rowntree Centre is named after Cecil Rowntree, who for many years (since opening in 1927) was the honorary senior surgeon and Chairman of the Medical Committee at the Woolwich and District War Memorial Hospital, now more commonly known as the Memorial Hospital. The newly renovated space provides the ideal facilities for running groups, family therapy, and individual treatment sessions for patients and carers.

The Therapy Service is staffed by a team of Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Technical Instructors and a Specialist Psychological Therapist.

Head Occupational Therapist at the Memorial's Rowntree Centre, Rachel Matheson said: "Our team is determined to offer the best possible service to those referred to us and we look forward to welcoming everyone into our beautifully refurbished new facilities."

Notes for editors

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust provide a wide range of health and social care services in south east London, specialising in caring for people with mental health problems or learning disabilities. To find out more about the trust go to www.oxleas.nhs.uk

Photo caption

Head Occupational Therapist at the Memorial's Rowntree Centre, Rachel Matheson is pictured with a selection of the leaflets available to patients and carers at the Rowntree Centre.

Published on 12th April 2010