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Lowestoft Journal: Demonstrators gather outside Carlton Court to protest at mental health cuts

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Kathryn Bradley of the Lowestoft Journal reports:

The group was cheered on by visitors and staff entering the hospital grounds.

During the event, Mr Skyrme said NSFT was also proposing to cut Section 136 suites at Carlton Court and throughout Norfolk and replace them with a single unit at Hellesdon. The suites are used to assess whether patients need to be sectioned and provide a place of safety for vulnerable patients.

Mr Skyrme, who works for NSFT’s crisis team and is a member of the Campaign to Save Mental Health Services in Norfolk and Suffolk, said: “While reducing in patients beds they have also decimated community services. They shouldn’t do either and they definitely can’t do both.

“There is a massive demand for beds because the community care is not there.”

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Lowestoft Journal Demonstrators gather outside Carlton Court to protest at mental health cuts

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