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Noel Tracey to Head Up Gray Healthcare Recovery Team

Tuesday, February 2, 2010 General News J E 4
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LIVERPOOL, February 2 Gray Healthcare has appointedformer director of operations of Cambian healthcare Noel Tracey to lead itsexpanding Community Recovery Team, as Clinical Director.

Noel has more than 15 years' experience of senior management in mentalhealth in both the NHS and the private sector. In his previous role asdirector of operations at Cambian Healthcare, covering 12 psychiatricrehabilitation hospitals, he created and implemented a stress vulnerabilitymodel that was a key factor in optimising the performance of nursing teamsacross the group. As strategic forensic services manager for Pennine Care NHSTrust he led the development of specialist services and the return of serviceusers to their home area. He led a multi-disciplinary team covering 5 NHShospitals and 1 prison, providing NHS inreach with a rehab philosophy acrossall levels of security.

Noel Tracey will lead the recovery team at Gray Healthcare, and will workclosely with chief executive Jonathan Gray to implement the company's uniqueStructured Recovery Model. "I feel this will be my most challenging role yetin my 22 years in mental health but my most rewarding, enabling service userswith complex and challenging mental health needs to return back to thecommunity instead of staying in inpatient services for longer periods of timethan necessary" says Noel.

"By placing service users into their own homes, we are promoting socialinclusion for those who need monitoring and ongoing support as they migratefrom secure hospitals and other inpatient facilities to communityintegration. Gray Healthcare has developed a radical new approach to patientrecovery within environments that are closer to an independent way of life.This offers a better outcome for each service user, with a secure andsustainable future, and solves a growing problem for the NHS."

"Gray Healthcare links in with Community Mental Health teams, and hasdeveloped its structured recovery model in collaboration with all thestakeholders to provide a bespoke support and treatment package that istailored to meet the needs and safety of the individual, providing up to 24hrsupport. This is an innovative solution to recovery policy, allowing patientsto move to a long-term environment of least restriction in their own home,but surrounded by a highly qualified multi-disciplinary team trained aroundrisk management and identification of early warning signs."

Demand from PCTs for places on Gray Healthcare's Structured RecoveryProgram is already high. Chief Executive Jonathan Gray explained "Noel isjoining us at a very exciting moment. We now have a community recovery modelthat offers great benefits for service users in the least restrictiveenvironment, for the PCTs and for the NHS. Noel's skills and experience willenable us to develop our model at the right pace and to promote a recoverystrategy.

"Noel Tracy is a highly respected clinician, and I am confident that wewill see a new trend in integrated care developing. Gray Healthcare haspioneered this approach and we will stay at the forefront of communitypsychiatric rehabilitation care in the United Kingdom."

For further information about Gray Healthcare and its services please goto: http://www.grayhealthcare.co.uk

SOURCE Gray Healthcare
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