Call to sign petition to save beds at Benjamin Court in Cromer

Benjamin Court in Cromer. Picture: Colin Finch

Benjamin Court in Cromer. Picture: Colin Finch - Credit: Colin Finch

People are being urged to sign a petition calling for Benjamin Court in Cromer to be kept open

Hundreds of people have already signed a petition calling for Benjamin Court in Cromer to be kept open.

A special meeting was held in the town's Parish Church on April 4 to discuss threats to beds at the healthcare unit.

It followed the announcement last month that health chiefs had served notice to Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust on the beds it commissions at the Roughton Road site.

The North Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group plans to move away from hospital-based services to provide more care in the community and has developed a new 'Supported Care' model which is due to be rolled out in May.

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Cromer Mayor Tim Adams said: 'The consensus at the meeting was unanimously against the loss of any intermediate care beds at the unit, and the loss of the service. The NN CCG said that it did not intend to close the unit, but was looking at another care model for services.'

The petition is available to sign on Cromer Town Council's Facebook page and at the entrance to town council offices at North Lodge. It will be presented to the NN CCG in about two weeks' time.

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