"Upset at proposed closure of Avondale Unit"

About: Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust / Inpatient mental health care

(as the patient),

I would like to say how upset I am at the proposed closure of this mental health unit in Preston. Inpatient beds are very much required, in fact we need more beds not fewer.

I encourage anyone reading this to support the group campaigning to keep this vital unit open by joining the facebook page Preston Needs the Avondale Unit (SAFE) and signing the on-line petition.

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Response from Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust

Thank you for your comments. As you may be aware on the 27th September, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, along with NHS Central Lancashire began an 8 week engagement process to engage service users, carers, clinicians and other stakeholders in discussions about how the planned closure of the Avondale Unit in Preston takes place.

If you visit the page on the Trust’s website http://www.lancashirecare.nhs.uk/be-involved/Avondale-Engagement-Process.php you will be able to access the full engagement document and submit your views online. Alternatively you can also email your comments, or write to us by 21 November 2010 using the following contact details;-

Email: feedback@lancashirecare.nhs.uk

Freepost: FREEPOST RRZK - HLEU - LEER, Communications and Membership Team, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, Sceptre Point, Sceptre Way,Bamber Bridge, Preston, PR5 6AW.