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December Newsletter

The Langford Centre – Rated Good

We are pleased to announce that The Langford Centre, Bexhill-On-Sea, Sussex has received a CQC rating of Good following its unannounced inspection in October 2020.

On the 20th October 2020 five Inspectors attended to undertake a comprehensive inspection on our new Autism service, namely Camber. The Langford Centre support both men and woman presenting with Mental Health, Autistic Spectrum Disorders and Personality Disorders. The Langford Centre continue to achieve a Good CQC rating in all domains following its inspections in 2017, 2018 and 2020. The Service continues to focus its energy on achieving an outstanding CQC rating moving forward.

Below are a series of quotes from the CQC report published on 18th December 2020:

“Staff developed holistic, recovery-oriented care plans informed by a comprehensive assessment. They provided a range of treatments suitable to the needs of the patients with a learning disability or autism and in line with national guidance about best practice. Staff engaged in clinical audit to evaluate the quality of care they provided”.

“Ward teams included, or had access to, the full range of specialists required to meet the needs of patients on the wards. Managers ensured that staff received training, supervision and appraisal. Ward staff worked well together as a multidisciplinary team, and with those outside the ward who would have a role in providing aftercare”.

“Staff treated patients with compassion and kindness, respected their privacy and dignity, and understood the individual needs of patients. They actively involved patients, and families and carers, in care decisions”.

“Discharge plans were in place to ensure patients would have a smooth discharge or transfer, and appropriate support in place when moving on. The service was well-led, and the governance processes ensured that ward procedures ran smoothly”.

Collectively our Multi-Disciplinary Teams at The Langford Centre have been working tirelessly to support all our Service Users in order to reduce lengths of stay and enable safe transitions into community services. The Langford Centre has had an average length of stay of ten months for all Service Users admitted and discharged during 2018 and 2019.

We are proud to have an enhanced clinical leadership team that are constantly looking at ways of improving our inpatient services. We constantly strive to improve effective communication and engagement with all responsible commissioners and placement teams, while always looking at ways of improving our quality and clinical programmes across Bramley Health

The Langford Centre also offers a specialist 12-18 week inpatient High Dependency Rehabilitation programme which is suited to meet the needs of individuals who have had prolonged or cyclical admissions to PICU, acute, secure and specialist services who have engaged in all necessary interventions but require a short, focused placement to consolidate and build on skills to promote successful discharge in to the community.