NELFT Service Update
During the current coronavirus pandemic some of our services will not be operating as normal.
Current patients will be contacted by their service with details about their appointments.
Please use the details below if you have queries about our services in the following areas:
London Adult and Older Adult Mental Health Services
- Out of Hours 0800 995 1000 (Mental Health Direct Line)
London Adult Mental Health Teams – SPA numbers
- Barking & Dagenham 0300 555 1038
- Havering 0300 555 1092
- Redbridge 0300 300 1570 (option 1)
- Waltham Forest 0300 300 1570 option 4
London Older Adult Mental Health Teams – SPA numbers
- Barking & Dagenham 0300 555 1016
- Havering 0300 555 1135
- Redbridge 0208 708 7335
- Waltham Forest 0300 300 1570 option 4
London Community Services
- Barking & Dagenham 0300 300 1802 (Porters Avenue) B&D 0300 300 1761 (LTC, Porters Avenue) and 0300 300 1720 (Barking Community Hospital)
- Havering 0300 300 1253 (Havering SPA)
- Redbridge 0208 708 7333 (Community Health and Social Care)
- Waltham Forest 0300 300 1710 (WF SPA)
London Children’s Services
London Children’s Community Services
- Barking & Dagenham 0300 300 1960 (B&D New Births)
- Barking & Dagenham 0300 1813/1672 (B&D Duty Desk)
- Havering 01708 576 777 (Acorn Centre)
- Redbridge 0300 300 1629 (Hainault Health Centre)
- Waltham Forest 0300 300 1971 (WF SPA)
London Children’s Mental Health Services
- Barking & Dagenham CAMHS 0300 555 1751
- Havering CAMHS 0300 300 1888
- Redbridge Targeted Health Services 0300 300 1618
- Waltham Forest CAMHS 0300 555 1247
Essex Adults Community Services
- 0300 300 1712 (Single Point of Access)
- 01375 390 044 (Thurrock Community Hospital)
- 01375 511 000 (Thurrock First)
Essex Children’s Community Services
- 0300 300 1555 (SPA)
Essex Children’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Services and Eating Disorder Services
- Out of Hours Mental Health 0800 995 1000 (Mental Health Direct Line)
- In Hours Mental Health 0300 300 1600 (Essex SPA)
Kent and Medway
Kent and Medway Children and Young Peoples Wellbeing and Mental Health Services and All-age Eating Disorder Service
- Kent and Medway Single Point of Access: 0800 011 3474
- Kent & Medway All-age Eating Disorders Service: 0300 300 1980
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North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT) has reached the finals of the ‘Best for Carers & Eldercare’ category in the Working Families Best Practice Awards.
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n Wednesday 13 April, the OT teams across Knight and Turner wards at Sunflowers Court inpatient unit in Goodmayes, hosted an Easter celebration for all.
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I would like to start this week by saying a huge thank you to colleagues who worked over the Bank Holiday weekend, whether that was working your usual shift or as part of our on call, out of hours response. I really appreciate the efforts you all make to ensure our patients and their loved ones are supported when they most need our care. I hope those of you who didn’t have to work over the weekend enjoyed the extra day off on Monday.
It has been another busy week here at NELFT, especially for colleagues who are supporting our year end accounting and our annual reporting. I would like to thank everyone involved in this as I know there are very tight deadlines to work to.
I’d like to start this week by thanking Caroline Allum, our Medical Director, for covering for me last week while I was on annual leave. I would also like to extend my thanks to the wider Executive Management Team(EMT) as I know my colleagues covered meetings for me to ensure NELFT was represented across the systems we work within.
As Jacqui is off this week taking a well-deserved break, I have the privilege of deputising for her until Monday. It’s a timely reminder to us all to make sure we take a break and book our annual leave. It is really important that colleagues across health and social care plan some breaks into their working lives in order to rest and recharge, so I would like to encourage you all to make sure you do.
I would like to start this week by reflecting on the very emotional and moving event I attended last week to commemorate colleagues we have lost to COVID-19. Our Chair Joe Fielder commissioned some beautiful artwork that has been installed in at Trust HQ and invited the family members of the seven colleagues to attend a socially distanced unveiling ceremony.
I must start this week by acknowledging the Government’s announcement on Monday about the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in England. As you will know from previous points in time when restrictions have been eased, the NHS has still had to operate under stricter conditions.