Closure of Acer Ward Huntingdon

M. Houlebecque made this Freedom of Information request to Cambridgeshire Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Cambridgeshire Primary Care Trust (PCT),

In 2011 Acer WArd, an in-patient ward for individuals suffering with mental health problems was closed down following an external assessment on a temporary basis and later following a consultation on a permanent basis.

1. Could you provide copies of all internal documents, minutes of meeting and discussions (however they may have taken place)from September 2009-September 2011, within NHS Cambridgeshire and with other partners such as Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Foundation NHS Trust, Circle Health or for that matter any others with regard the closure, sustainability or any other aspect of Acer Ward.

2. when did the PCT become first aware of the possibility of the closure of Acer ward?

3. Did the PCT investigate why prior to the investigation that advised immediate closure initially on a temporary basis the staffing levels of the unit had become so poor as to render the unit unsafe? Was this investigated by the PCT and if not whose decision was it not to do so. Could documents in relation to this be released.

4. Could you also provide internal documents pertaining to discussion taken at the PCT to decide the funding of acute services and mental health services in the area.

Yours faithfully,

M. Houelebecque

Dahmer Karon, Cambridgeshire Primary Care Trust (PCT)

Dear M Houlebecque

 

I am writing to acknowledge receipt of your request under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  We will respond within twenty working days.

 

Kind regards

Karon

 

KARON DAHMER

Corporate Services Administrator

NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Working in Partnership

Fax: 01223 725401

Switchboard: 01223 725400

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Dahmer Karon, Cambridgeshire Primary Care Trust (PCT)

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Dear Mr Houlebecque

 

Attached is a response to your recent Freedom of Information request.

 

Kind regards

Karon

 

KARON DAHMER

Corporate Services Administrator

NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Working in Partnership

Fax: 01223 725401

Switchboard: 01223 725400

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