The region’s mental health trust has hit back at claims from campaigners that plans are afoot to split into two organisations.
It is an organisation which has had a troubled few years. New Norfolk and Suffolk mental health boss Antek Lejk speaks to health correspondent Geraldine Scott about turning things around and looking to the future.
A mental health boss has hit out and branded it ‘utterly indefensible’ that a bid for more than £5m which would be used to address safety concerns was snubbed by the government.
A bid for more than £5m worth of funding to help solve safety issues at the region’s mental health has been rejected by the Department for Health, it can be revealed.
The appointment of a new mental health boss has been branded “disastrous” by campaigners due to the new chief’s background in NHS funding.
More staff in the county’s NHS felt they could contribute towards improvements, but others saw their satisfaction at the quality of care they could give dip.
The new chief executive of the region’s beleaguered mental health trust will be named later this week, it can be revealed.
A lack of checks on patients tranquillised while under the care of the region’s mental health trust has been branded as “appalling”.
A patient is believed to have hanged themselves at a psychiatric ward in Norfolk despite the mental health trust being ordered to remove all points which would make it possible.
The chief executive of the region’s mental health trust is urging patients to put their trust in her as the organisation tries to improve.
Health chiefs from across Norfolk and Waveney have thanked their staff for their hard work and patients for their support this Christmas.
The boss of the region’s failing mental health trust has set out areas the organisation will focus on in order to recover.
“Outstanding is the next step for us.”
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