Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust is continuing to hold online board meetings that can be attended by the public via a digital link.
David Walker, Chair of the Trust, has made this short video to explain some of the key topics discussed at the April 14 meeting.
The Board heard from a patient with Parkinson’s disease about her experience with the trust’s speech and language therapy.
“She had found the digital consultations with our team tremendously helpful.”
David noted that the crisis phase of the Covid pandemic seems to be nearing its end. “We are now planning for the future with our staff. We need to remain vigilant as regards to infection control while vaccination possibly turns into a permanent programme,” he said.
He continued: “As a trust providing mental health services, we are more and more conscious of the need to look after our patients’ physical health at the same time, making sure they get regular check-ups, whether in hospital or at home.”
David also commented on the trust’s relationship with the University of Oxford and future plans for the Warneford site in Oxford.
“We are proud to be associated with University of Oxford Medical Sciences Division and together we’ll push for the renewal of the Biomedical Research Centre that focuses on the brain. Our patients benefit enormously of the translation of academic studies into new treatments and therapies.
“We are making progress on the collaboration with the University on developing our Warneford site, building a new hospital, college and research facilities,” David said.
See also David’s reviews of previous Board meetings: