Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals is working closely with North West Surrey CCG and Surrey and Borders Partnership to ensure a sustainable and high quality ADHD service for local children and their families.
Whilst we are proud of the service we have been running and our team of dedicated and specialist staff, we are not able to continue to run the service moving forward, and all parties are working together to ensure a smooth and safe transition of care once a new service has been agreed. In the meantime, ADHD clinics will continue to run at St Peter’s Hospital and patients should attend their appointments as normal unless they are specifically advised of a change. New referrals for all behavioural and neurodevelopmental care will continue to be made by GPs and other healthcare professionals directly to CAMHS one stop, as is currently the case.
To support the limited service currently available at St Peter’s Hospital, two senior local GPs are taking time to independently review individual cases to identify those children who are suitable to receive a review by their own GP as part of a shared care plan, and those children who may be suitable for discharge. This will help to speed up reviews for patients and help to reduce the waiting list for those children who do need consultant-led care.
Children who were previously in the care of both Ashford and St Peter’s and Surrey and Borders Partnership for different aspects of behavioural and neurodevelopmental care have been transferred over to Surrey and Borders Partnerships’ Mindsight Surrey CAMHS Service. This means that all their treatment is now in one place, with one organisation looking after them ensuring continuity and consistency of care.
All parties acknowledge that this process has taken longer than we would have liked, apologise for the uncertainty and inconvenience caused, and are committed to resolving this as swiftly as possible.