Still time to have your say on Cavendish Hospital consultation

Cavendish Hospital, Buxton
Cavendish Hospital, Buxton

A petition to save stop proposals being brought in at the Cavendish Hospital has taken a back seat as campaigners fight to save services.

It was launched following the news that Derbyshire County Council and North Derbyshire Clincial Commissioning Group (CCG) are looking to introduce Better Care Closer to Home which if it goes through would impact on both the Spencer and Fenton wards.

Beds could go at the Cavendish Hospital

It was created on July 15 and only has 1.300 signatures.

Reverend John Hudghton speaking on the Facebook group Save Cavendish Hospital Wards said: “I have been reliably informed that consultation responses are far more valuable than anything else in making our point. Please do the petition indeed but also ensure you fill in a consultation response form.”

Your say on the possible loss of beds at the Cavendish

Dr Ben Milton, the chairman of North Derbyshire CCG and a GP in Darley Dale, echoed this sentiment and said: “It is vital that we listen to your views and we urge everyone to have their say.”

How would closing the Cavendish impact on other services around town?

Cavendish Hospital could lose its ten specialist mental health beds on the Spencer Ward eight community beds on Fenton Ward could become specialist rehabilitation beds and across the county there would be 44 Beds With Care in nursing or residential homes to replace the other eight.

The consultation is open until Wednesday, October 5 Click here to fill in the consultation.