In February of last year, we challenged the Board of Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) about rumours that it intended to close the last mental health beds in West Norfolk at the Fermoy Unit in King’s Lynn: Bosses at the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) said they could not rule out […]
Today, members of the Campaign to Save Mental Health Services in Norfolk and Suffolk from throughout East Anglia joined local people from West Norfolk to protest against the closure of one quarter of the remaining acute mental health beds in West Norfolk at the Fermoy Unit in King’s Lynn and to highlight the threat to
Sophie Biddle of the EDP reports: More than 100 campaigners pounded the pavements from The Walks and through the town centre before finishing outside the Majestic Cinema to hear speeches. The protest was triggered by the Fermoy Centre, an in-patient NHS facility for mental health, facing closure. Beth Anthony, 18 of Dersingham, is youth officer
March for Mental Health: Save the few remaining beds in West Norfolk: Saturday 23rd April 2016, The Walks, King’s Lynn, 12 p.m.
Community campaigners, concerned citizens and service users will be taking to the streets of King’s Lynn on Saturday 23rd April to protest at the closure of the Fermoy Unit, the only local in-patient, NHS facility for mental health in the area. Starting at twelve noon at the Bandstand in the Walks, the event will include
Nicholas Carding of the EDP reports: Mental health patients in West Norfolk who need acute treatment face being sent to Norwich or further for a hospital bed after bosses closed the last remaining unit to new admissions. But a spokesman for the Campaign to Save Mental Health Services in Norfolk and Suffolk described the situation
Public Meeting: We are among speakers at Blackfriars Hall, Norwich NR3 1AU at 7 p.m. on Friday 11th December
We are speaking about the mental health crisis at the public meeting at Blackfriars Hall, Norwich NR3 1AU at 7 p.m. on Friday 11th December. Come along and support us. Other speakers include influential tax campaigner Richard Murphy, Syriza member and UEA academic Marina Prentoulis, Green Group Leader Richard Bearman, Labour and Unison activist Jo