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Foundation bid for mental health

PUBLISHED: 07:15 27 June 2006 | UPDATED: 11:06 22 October 2010

MARK NICHOLLS

The trust running mental health services across central Norfolk is set to put its proposals for NHS Foundation Trust status out for public consultation.

The trust running mental health services across central Norfolk is set to put its proposals for NHS Foundation Trust status out for public consultation.

Norfolk and Waveney Mental Health Trust says people in the area will be given greater involvement if the application for foundation status is accepted.

The public consultation launch will take place at Hellesdon Hospital in Norwich on July 3 with more public events planned over the three months the consultation will run.

Trust chair Maggie Wheeler said: "The real attraction to us is that we would become self-governing within, and with the support of, our local community and have the opportunity to establish a sound and much more stable financial base on which to build even stronger services.

"We believe that becoming an NHS Foundation Trust will be beneficial

for our service users, those family

and friends who support them, for our staff and for the local community we serve."

As an NHS Foundation Trust, the Trust would seek to recruit at least 4,500 members from the community and from its own staff. Members can become involved as much as they would like to be. For more information call 01603 421494.


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