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Poole's Drug and Alcohol Service Performing Well

Poole's Drug and Alcohol service fully meets all quality standards, a recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection found.
 
Poole Addictions Community Team (PACT) is a joint service with Dorset HealthCare and includes social workers, nurses, a doctor and a psychologist. The service provides a range of treatment and support to help people recover from drug and alcohol dependency.
 
The CQC judged that the service fully meets all of the quality standards that were inspected. CQC said that Borough of Poole respected and involved the people who use the service, provide good standards of care and worked well to protect people from harm.
 
Cllr Elaine Atkinson, Leader of the Council, Borough of Poole, said: "I am delighted that the excellent performance of adult social care continues with this very positive Care Quality Commission judgement. It is important that we provide the highest quality care and support to people in Poole, and this latest inspection report for Poole Addictions Community Team is evidence that we doing that."
 
The CQC report also found that all standards were met for the Gateway mental health service which treats people with conditions such as anxiety and depression.
 
James Barton Director, Mental Health Services, Dorset HealthCare said: "We are pleased that our partnership working with Borough of Poole is proving to be successful in delivering quality care to the local population."