NHS Trust wins contract for healthcare in custody suites across South Yorkshire

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An NHS trust in Leeds has won the contract to provide healthcare services in police custody suites across South and West Yorkshire.

Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust will offer prisoners physical and mental healthcare services as well as support for substance misuse issues.

The trust has been awarded a three year contract, which will be rolled out across South Yorkshire from September.

Temporary Chief Inspector Richard Scholey, of South Yorkshire Police, said: “I am confident that we have chosen a highly skilled and knowledgeable partner to provide essential care for detainees.”

Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright said the contract offered ‘value for money’ for local taxpayers.