Mental health units axed4th September 2007
Health chiefs have revealed plans to close inpatient services at three mental health units for elderly people in Gloucestershire.
Beds affected are at Weavers Croft in Stroud, Colliers Court in Cinderford and Holly House in Gloucester. All will now be transferred to a centre in Cheltenham with Gloucestershire Partnership NHS Trust saying the changes would provide patients with a higher quality of care.
But following protests the plans were referred to the Independent Reconfiguration Panel (IRP) amid concerns the closures would badly affect relatives who would have to travel further to visit loved ones.
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Title: Mental health units axed
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 3969
Date Added: 4th Sep 2007