Edward Myers Unit Hosts Open Morning

Join us for our ‘Virtual Open Morning’ for the Edward Myers Unit, our drug and alcohol detoxification inpatient service.

North Staffordshire Combined NHS Trust is delighted to be hosting a ‘Virtual Open Morning’ for the Edward Myers Unit.

As part of Dry January 2022, Edward Myers Unit (EMU) will be ‘virtually’ opening its doors to the public on Wednesday 12 January 2022, 10am–12pm.

Edward Myers Unit, based at Harplands Hospital, North Staffordshire Combined NHS Trust, is a 14-bedded 24/7 inpatient service delivering drug and alcohol detoxification and treatment.

It is part of North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust and is one of only six NHS Trusts across the country which delivers such specialist inpatient treatment within the NHS.

The event is free to attend and is open to anyone who is interested in finding out more about what Edward Myers Unit does, and will be of particular interest for partner agencies, professionals, commissioners, external organisations and members of the public from across the country to attend.

The event will allow attendees to meet the staff, learn more about the work that we do and find out more about the services available, including learning more about the private alcohol detox service that it is also pleased to offer.

Wednesday 12 January 2022, 10am–12pm, via MS Teams (link to be supplied upon registering)

You can register for the event here.

Data published by Public Health England (PHE) indicates that there are approximately 8.4 million people in England who now drink at higher levels of risk and that there are an estimated 602, 391 dependent drinkers, of whom 82% are not accessing treatment (Public Health England, 2021; taken from Alcohol Change, 2021).

In the West Midlands region alone, there are approximately 62,570 people who are alcohol dependent (Public Health England, 2020).

Alcohol misuse is the biggest risk factor for death, ill health and disability among 15–49-year-olds in the UK, and the fifth biggest risk factor across all ages (Alcohol Change, 2021).

Furthermore, the effects of alcohol costs £11billion in society due to alcohol-related crime and £7 billon of lost productivity due to alcohol misuse (PHE, 2016), impacting on individuals, their families and on society.

Learn more about Edward Myers Unit here.

The service has developed this new website to showcase our substance misuse recovery services for people with complex physical and mental health needs to community drug and alcohol services across the UK as well as private individuals: edwardmyersunit.co.uk