Bracton Centre welcomes Kent’s Police and Crime Commissioner on visit

Our services at the Bracton Centre were showcased during a visit by Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, Matthew Scott.

He was welcomed by Andy Trotter, Chair of Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, Keith Soper, Director of our Forensic and Prison Services and Jane Wells, Director of Nursing, before enjoying a tour of the facilities and meeting staff and patients.

As commissioner, Mr Scott’s role is to set policing priorities for the county, by consulting with the public and putting together a Police and Crime Plan. He has a particular interest in mental health and is the portfolio holder for it on the National Associated of Police and Crime Commissioners.

Following the visit, he said: “I have always been impressed by the dedication of the staff who work here and their commitment to supporting people who need some extra help.

“I think the facilities are really good and I’m really impressed with the emphasis on physical as well as mental wellbeing.”

Andy Trotter, Chair of Oxleas, said: “I was delighted to welcome Matthew Scott to the Bracton Centre and to show him the services we offer. He has a particular interest in mental health and we also had a very helpful and lively discussion around the review of the Mental Health Act.

“I would like to take this opportunity thank him and Kent Police for their continued excellent assistance to our staff.”

Published on 3rd April 2018