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Care home staff build replica village in Suffolk for dementia sufferers

This replica village high street has been built at a care home in Suffolk for people suffering with dementia
Photo: SWNS

A replica village, complete with shops, a post office and a village green, has been built to help dementia sufferers help bring some of their memories.

Dementia beds and staffing in Norfolk and Suffolk cut by 45pc ahead of looming increase in cases

Former Waveney MP, Bob Blizzard speaking at a rally

Former Waveney MP, Bob Blizzard speaking at a rally to sending a message to the government and the Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust to think again on proposals for cuts to local mental health care services. Picture: James Bass

Thursday, May 29, 2014
6:30 AM

Mental health bosses have warned that Norfolk and Suffolk does not have the capacity to cope with a looming increase in dementia cases after beds and staffing numbers were cut by 45pc.

Changing dementia care in Norfolk and Suffolk

Mental-health patients driven hundreds of miles for treatment

Shortage of beds in constituencies of two health ministers is blamed on cuts in East Anglian hospital budgets

HEALTH REPORTER

A crisis in mental health care has been declared by NHS staff in East Anglia, across a region covering the constituencies of two government health ministers.

Nurses say that it has become common for there to be no beds available for mental health patients in all of Norfolk and Suffolk, leading to severely ill patients being driven hundreds of miles to hospitals as far as Manchester.

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