The parents of Ellie Woolnough in latest article in the Guardian – continuing concerns and more lives lost due to failures and a reluctance to care.

The parents of Ellie Woolnough feature in this Guardian article, talking of their daughter Ellie’s hope, how the trust were racing to discharge her and reluctant to give the correct care, concerns also shared by a local GP and campaigners. ‘It might have been different’: how Norfolk and Suffolk NHS foundation trust is failing mental […]

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Another life lost after mistakes made and failings with NSFT’s crisis line and gaps in services.

Mrs Maggie Harvey, 67, sadly died in her home whilst experiencing a mental health crisis. Mrs Harvey had moved from Suffolk to Norfolk, therefore moving from the Bury St Edmunds community mental health team in Suffolk and was reluctant to accept care from the Norwich team. The inquest uncovered her move caused miscommunication, confusion and

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Impossible Searches for Help and Gaps in Care – ‘The Bodies Keep Piling Up’ – Pleas for Change from Bereaved Mothers.

One of the country’s worst mental health trusts is in the news again yesterday after calls from bereaved families grow. There is a push continuing for a public inquiry into unexpected deaths, and pleas for change due to gaps in crisis care and impossible searches for help. Emma Woolfenden, the mother of Kai Mogg, 18,

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Inquest of family in Costessey causes coroner upset in court

Reports have been covered by ITV Anglia of the inquests into the deaths of family, Bartlomiej Kuczynski, 45, Kanticha Sukpengpanao, 36, Jasmin Kuczynska, 12, and Natasha Kuczynska, 8. Samantha Goward, the Norfolk area Coroner was holding back tears, reaching for tissues and visibly crying within the court. These deaths prompted the stalling of the RightCareRightPerson

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NHS trust ‘abandoned’ budding paramedic who took her own life

Rebecca McLellan, 24, struggled to receive the care she needed at Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust amid ‘the biggest deaths crisis’ in NHS history. The article by Mario Ledwith writes that ‘on the last occasion Rebecca McLellan’s close relatives saw her alive, they were struck by just how well she was — engaging, laughing

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New article in The Guardian giving a heartfelt and damning summary into the scandal involving NSFT

John Harris recently spoke to the bereaved families in regards to what they call “the largest deaths crisis in the history of the NHS”. His opinion piece in The Guardian explains the carousel of management and the board, the lack of involvement with regulators and the poor leadership that is still to admit responsibility and

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Enough is Enough!

How do we know when enough is enough and it’s time for radical and immediate action to be taken at NSFT? When reports hit the media about 140 doctors sending a joint letter to the Trust’s chair stating how unsafe things are and there is yet another Prevention of Future Deaths report (that cites falsifying

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Lost Lives NSFT: Campaigners remember the people who have died because of failings in mental health services in Norfolk and Suffolk

For bereaved families, the consequences of inadequate mental health services are with them forever. Over a thousand people (see figures below) have died since the Campaign to Save Mental Health Services in Norfolk and Suffolk was formed. Our campaigners want the scale of the loss in our community to be recognised and for those who

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Something Must Change: Our press release about terrible CQC report.

Press Release The Campaign to Save Mental Health Services in Norfolk and Suffolk welcome’s the decision by the CQC to give NSFT an overall quality rating of inadequate. Patients, service users, NSFT staff, family members and carers welcomes the decision by the CQC to give an overall trust quality rating of inadequate.  We are pleased that the CQC has recognised

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Campaigners Slam Bed Plans for Failing Mental Health Trust

We are frustrated that NSFT CEO Stuart Richardson revealed a cut in the number of beds planned for the £45m Hellesdon hospital revamp.  Bed shortages have been a constant sore since the disastrous radical redesign drastically cut the number of beds at NSFT in 2014. Having looked at this EDP article, https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/health/images-of-hellesdon-hospital-revamp-unveiled-8784054 ,we are asking:

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Peggy Copeman: A much loved Norfolk woman who died because of the beds crisis at NSFT

(written with permission of Peggy Copeman’s family) The CCTV footage of Peggy Copeman being wheeled down the hospital corridor as she left Cygnet hospital can be viewed in this article https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/health/cctv-shows-peggy-copeman-ahead-of-transfer-8089988 Peggy is slumped in her wheelchair, her belongings in a bin liner.  When Premier Rescue Ambulance Service staff asked about Peggy’s unresponsiveness a  member

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Here we go again… New CEO at NSFT gets off to a poor start with campaigners.

It is with regret that we have to report that the campaign’s relationship with the new CEO of NSFT looks like it’s breaking down. Before we have even met him. This is a first for us. All the previous CEOs at least managed some tokenistic meetings with our representatives . We genuinely wanted to give

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Tribute to Terry O’Shea – our friend and founder member

On 30th April 2021, we said goodbye to our friend and founder member of our campaign, Terry O’Shea. The funeral service was beautiful and a fitting farewell. Due to Covid restrictions, 30 people attended and the service was live-streamed and nearly 200 people viewed it. We already knew Terry could ‘pull a crowd’ because his

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Submissions needed for Parliamentary Inquiry into adult social care funding

Dear supporter of the Campaign for Mental Health Services in North Norfolk,It has been brought to our attention that a Parliamentary Inquiry into the long-term funding of adult social care is under way, and that they want responses by Thursday 15th April. This inquiry has not been given any publicity, meaning that there is now a very

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Why we are worried about who will be next CEO of NSFT. Includes a template letter for concerned people to use.

The Norfolk and Suffolk Mental Health Crisis campaign have been expressing concerns about the leadership at NSFT for years. Five years of being in special measures – two of these under the leadership team from ELFT (a.k.a. the A Team) who were drafted in to ‘urgently’ sort out the problems at NSFT. Instead of modelling

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