EADT – Suffolk leaders demand mental health overhaul amid bed closures

Ipswich MP Sandy Martin has called for managers of the region’s mental health trust to be replaced after news emerged about vital bed closures.

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) announced last week that it was having to shut 36 beds due to lack of staffing and urgent building maintenance.

The trust will close Suffolk’s only psychiatric intensive care beds at the Woodlands unit in Ipswich on Friday until workforce problems can be resolved.

Campaigners say this move will increase pressure on the resources in Norfolk and is likely to see vulnerable patients sent out of area for care.

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