Who we are
Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 1.4 million people across our region and are also commissioned for services that cover the North West, North Wales and the Midlands.
We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.
At the heart of all we do is our commitment to ‘perfect care’ – care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We’re currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.
We call this continuous improvement in quality and cost, ‘striving for perfect care’. Our aim is to play a full part in the health and social care economies we serve, by promoting and driving greater integration between mental and physical health and social care.
Our clinical services are provided across over 170 sites spanning a large part of the North West. Our services are supported by a corporate teams based at our offices in Kings Business Park, Prescot, and Hollins Park, Cheshire.
The Community Care Division provides a range of physical health community, inpatient and outpatient services across the Trust. It is organised across 5 service and/or geographical areas:
Liverpool Services – includes
- District nursing, specialist community nursing, allied health professionals, treatment rooms across Liverpool.
Children, Families and Sefton Services – includes
- Longmoor House (inpatient services at Aintree)
- district nursing, specialist community nursing, allied health professionals, treatment rooms across Sefton
- Children and family services (e.g., health visitors and specialist nursing / AHP services) across the Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton and St Helens
- Children’s MH service (e.g., school teams, youth offending, crisis response) across Halton, Knowsley, St Helens and Warrington.
Dental and Knowsley, Halton, Warrington & St Helens Services –includes
- District nursing, specialist community nursing, allied health professionals, treatment rooms across Halton,
Knowsley and Warrington – includes
- Wellbeing services (e.g, Talk Liverpool and Think Wellbeing across Halton, Knowsley and St Helens)
- Community dental services for Knowsley, Liverpool, and Sefton
Urgent Care Services – includes
- Walk In Centres in Liverpool (City Centre, Garston, SmithdownChildrens, Old Swan), Litherland and Kirkby
- ICRAS in Liverpool and Sefton.
Care Management Team–includes
- Senior leadership, clinical governance and quality, reception services, equipment services and liaison with corporate support services.
The Mental Health Care Division provides a range of mental health community, outpatients and non-forensic inpatients services across the Trust. It is organised across 4 service and/or geographical areas:
Mental Health and Addiction Services–inpatient/rehab services at:
- Halton & Warrington –Brooker Centre, Hollins Park
- Knowsley and St Helens – Peasley Cross, Whiston Hospital
- Liverpool –Broadoak, HeysCourt, Hope Centre, Leigh Moss, Rathbone Hospital, Windsor House
- Sefton –Clockview, Hartley Hospital.
MH Community Services – includes
- Halton and Warrington – Early Intervention, Older Adult MH Community Hubs, Adult MH Community Hubs, Psychological Therapies
- Knowsley and St Helens – Early Intervention, Older Adult MH Community Hubs, Adult MH Community Hubs, Psychological Therapies
- Liverpool –Alcohol & Addictions, Early Intervention, Older Adult MH Community Hub, Adult MH Community Hubs, Step Forward
- Sefton – Early Intervention, Older Adult MH Community Hubs, Adult MH Community Hub, Step Forward.
Mental Health Urgent Care and Short Term Assessment – includes
- Core 24 / Liaison service
- Urgent Care Huns (inc. Street Triage)
- Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment
- Criminal Justice services.
Care Management Team – includes
- Senior leadership, clinical governance and quality, reception services, estates and liaison with corporate support services.
The Secure Care Division provides a range of forensic and secure learning disability and mental health services and community learning disability services. It is organised across seven service areas:
High Secure MH Inpatient Services –
- Ashworth Hospital
Medium Secure MH/LD Inpatient Services
- Rowan View
Low Secure Inpatient Services – includes
- Mental Health - Hollins Park, Rathbone Hospital
- Learning disabilities – Whalley
•Offender Health Services – includes
- MH Prison Services (HMP Garth & HMP Liverpool)
- Probation Services (Cheshire, Merseyside, Resettle, Stafford House)
Forensic Community Services – includes
- Mersey Forensic Psychology
- Medium Secure Community Forensics
- Step Down –Auden & Tennyson Units (Hollins Park)
- LD Specialist Support Teams –Greater Manchester, Lancashire
•Local LD Services – includes
- Non-forensic inpatient services –Byron Unit (Hollins Park), Wavertree Bungalow
- LD Non-Forensic Community Teams –Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, St Helens and Warrington
Specialist LD Services – includes
- Individual packages of care –Rowan View and Whalley
- Enhanced support services -Whalley