Demonstration Against Mental Health Cuts

HealthEast, the clinical commissioning group which controls NHS funding in the area is set to announce massive cuts to mental health services in Norfolk and Suffolk on THURSDAY SEPT 25TH at its board meeting.

See the article in our latest newsletter.

In spite of overwhelming opposition to the plans it is believed that the cuts involve the closure of much if not all of the services at Carlton Court hospital in Lowestoft. This is being driven by a cut of £44m, 20% of the total, from the budget over four years.

The service is already at breaking point yet Andy Evans, HealthEast’s Chief Exec, and the GPs, who supposedly control HealthEast, intend to enforce these shameful cuts.

Here is a short Channel 4 report on mental health services which focuses on Norfolk and Suffolk:

http://www.channel4.com/news/mental-health-trusts-funding-cut-beds-shortage-foi

Below is an BBC interview with Terry Skryme, a social worker and leading Norwich campaigner against the cuts:

http://norfolksuffolkmentalhealthcrisis.org.uk/bbc-campaign-hero-terry-skyrme-interviewed-about-crisis-and-retirement

More information can be found on the same website. And keep up to date with our website: http://www.lowestoftagainstthecuts.org.uk

DEMONSTRATE OUTSIDE HEALTHEAST’S HEADQUATERS, Beccles House, 1 Common Lane North, Beccles (close to Morrisons)

12.30pm THURSDAY 25TH Sept.

PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND

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