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Fishtoft mental health ward rated among country's best

A mental health rehabilitation unit in Fishtoft is among five in Lincolnshire granted the greatest level of accreditation for continued high-quality of care.

Maple Lodge in Boston, Vales, Fens, and Wolds wards at Discovery House in Lincoln and Ashley House in Grantham have all been reaccredited with AIMS (Adult Inpatient Mental Health services) - a national certificate of excellence from the Royal College Of Psychiatry.

In order to gain the accreditation the Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust's services must be able to provide evidence that they are meeting strict guidelines set out by the national governing body, which is entrusted with assessing inpatient mental health wards across the country.

Donna Bradford, Service Manager for Rehabilitation Services said: "The accolade is a reflection of the passion and dedication all our staff demonstrate on a daily basis in ensuring our patients have the confidence to live happy, healthy lives."

AIMS accreditation initially lasts for two years, and following further review, an additional four years can be granted.