Lauren Cope of the EDP reports:
A campaign to secure the long-term future of a women’s mental health unit, which last year battled closure, has been relaunched.
Now, uncertainty over whether the CCGs will supply the four beds for another year means the Save Ashcroft campaign group has organised a second public meeting to bring the centre’s long-term future back into the public eye.
Amanda Graham-Leigh, a member of Save Ashcroft, said: “Any decision that affects the way beds at Ashcroft are commissioned will have consequences for the service as a whole, and there are likely to be changes in what services could be delivered and how they could be delivered if new contracts are not agreed for 2016/17.
“At this stage we don’t know what the CCGs will do and we can’t second-guess any decision they may make, so it would be wrong of us to cause unnecessary alarm or panic now, however we are obviously very concerned about what the future holds for Ashcroft – for its services, for the staff and for those who use and value Ashcroft.”
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The public meeting, chaired by Dr Ian Gibson, will be held at the Vauxhall Centre, on Vauxhall Street, in Norwich from on Tuesday, 13th October from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Put the date in your diary.
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