Mental Health leafletThe decision to close Wards 14 & 15 at The Friarage has been delayed until October.

Some of us attended the NYCC Health Scrutiny Committee on 2nd September. We found out there that Tees, Esk and Wear Valley Mental Health NHS Trust (TEWV) are also trying to close provision at Harrogate as well.

The Committee asked a lot of probing questions and North Yorkshire HealthWatch produced a telling report that the closures would have adverse effects on patients.The CCG and TEWV left the meeting understanding that there is a lot of opposition to the closures but they are still likely to recommend closure in their Board Meeting on October 26th.

The fight goes on to maintain Mental Health in-patient facilities within Hambleton and Richmondshire.

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