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Powys Patients' Council

John Lilley (PPC volunteer), Owen Griffkin (Participation Officer, PAVO) & Rhydian Parry (PPC volunteer) outside Felindre Ward, Bronllys Hospital.

Powys Patients' Council

Powys Patients' Council is a project facilitated by the Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO) and aims to give a voice to patients, currently in Felindre Unit, Bronllys Hospital, Powys, who are offered acute in-patient mental health services.

We hold regular, patient-only meetings which give people an opportunity to express their views on the services they receive whilst they are in hospital. These views are then passed on anonymously to ward and hospital management staff, in addition to senior Powys teaching Health Board (PtHB) staff, so that solutions can be found.

We currently hold ward visits at Bronllys Hospital in South Powys and have brokered links with the Redwood Centre (just over the border in Shrewsbury, England) and Phoenix House (men’s unit in Welshpool) in the North and Ward F, Neath/Port Talbot Hospital for Powys patients in the South.  It is the aim of the project to ensure closer links are made with Powys Patients in these additional wards pursuant to further discussions with PtHB.  The Powys Patients' Council does not deal directly with specialist or individual issues, but works by referral to advocacy services to ensure that patients receive the support they need.

Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations

Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO) provides direction and support to Powys Patients' Council by:

  • Overseeing the arrangement of ward visits.
  • Co-ordinating feedback to the hospital staff, senior Powys Teaching Health Board management staff and ensuring that key issues are highlighted with the emphasis on changing policies and/or processes that do not support patients' recovery.
  • Providing support and facilitation with the volunteers of the project who form the team.
  • Ensuring feedback and progress is reported back to people in Powys interested in the project and additionally to local groups within mental health participation networks.

Contact us

Would you like to hear more about the work of Powys Patients' Council? Would like to be added to the mailing list? Please contact Owen Griffkin - owen.griffkin(at)pavo.org.uk or 01597 822191.

Read articles and blogs about Patients' Council

Life on the ward: the patient's voice - Rhydian Parry writes about his experience as a volunteer with Patients' Council.

Smoking and snacking? Saving lives or life-saving? - Freda writes about issues raised at a Patients' Council meeting.

Bronllys Grand Opening - Wellness and Recovery Learning Centre - find out more about this resource for patients on Felindre Ward at Bronllys Hospital.


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