Have your say on changes to mental health services
Nottinghamshire Healthcare is seeking people’s views about proposed changes to some of its mental health services for adults and older people across the City and County.
The proposals include an enhanced Crisis and Home Treatment Service for adults, available 24 hours/seven days a week, a Community Rehabilitation Team for adults, and enhanced community services for older people, all of which will provide increased levels of intensive support.
The development of these enhanced community services will lead to an increased number of people accessing and receiving their care in the community. This will reduce the demand for inpatient beds, and as a result of that decreased demand it is proposed that two adult mental health wards, A42 and A43 at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, Enright Close adult residential rehabilitation unit in Newark, and Daybrook and Bestwood Wards for older people at Nottingham City Hospital, could be closed.
The Trust will still retain inpatient beds across Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County for those who need to receive their care in a hospital environment.
To find out more and share your views visit www.nottinghamshirehealthcare.nhs.uk/haveyoursay The deadline for comments is 22 September 2014.