EDP: Mundesley Hospital’s shock closure following damning care quality report

Only the actions of our mental health campaign ensured Mundesley Hospital was promptly inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) and Norfolk’s Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) would have carried on using the inadequate private hospital without our intervention and that of the EDP.

We suspect Jane Sayer’s appalling complacent answers to the questions we raised about Mundesley Hospital were a major factor in her losing her job as NSFT’s Director of Nursing this week.

What is best for patients is not as important to the NSFT Board of Shame and commissioning bureaucrats as manipulating the out of area beds statistics, keeping prices low and balancing the books.

We need enough high-quality local NHS mental health beds not inadequate private hospital beds on the cheap.

Stuart Anderson of the Eastern Daily Press reports:

A Norfolk hospital which has been branded unsafe and poorly led is shutting down.

The sudden closure of Mundesley Hospital tonight (Friday, October 20) follows a meeting between Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and Norfolk’s clinical commissioning groups (CQCs).

Catherine Wedge-Clarke, communications manager, confirmed all remaining patients were being transferred to other hospitals, but said the Mundesley Hospital board hoped to re-open the facility in the future.

Ms Wedge-Clarke said the closure was being made “with deep sadness” and concern for patients, carers and their families.

She said: “Following a meeting between Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) and the Norfolk’s clinical commissioning groups today, Mundesley Hospital have received notification from NSFT that they have been requested to withdraw all patients from Mundesley Hospital.

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