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West Suffolk Liberal Democrats

Mental Health Trust in special measures

November 28, 2018 12:22 PM
In East Anglian Daily Times

West Suffolk LibDems condemn the state of mental health services in Suffolk as Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust is out into special measures again. Chair of West Suffolk LibDems says'

"LibDems demand better for the users of mental health services. The link between long waits for treatment and patients self-harming or worse is very worrying. People, our neighbours, are waiting up to five years to be seen, during this time they are at risk of self-harm or even suicide. The Care Quality Commission found "Inspectors found that staff were sometimes 'downgrading' referrals from urgent to routine without ensuring that it was safe to do so. There were instances of people who had significant needs being denied a service and records showed some patients harmed themselves while waiting for contact from clinical staff."

If you agree this is an unacceptable failure of sercive to our vulnerable neighbours, family and friends please email your MP at once:

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