Have your say on where services are based

Rotherham patients who use mental health and learning disability services in the borough are being asked to have a say on where services should be based.

We are holding a public event on July 16 at the Carlton Park Hotel, Moorgate, between 3pm and 6pm and the public is being invited along to hear plans and to have a say on them.

Most of the bases used by us will remain, these include The Woodlands unit, which caters for older people’s mental health, and is behind Rotherham Hospital, Swallownest Court, the Clearways building, on Effingham Street and Ferham Annexe.

However, we are considering closing Howarth House at Brinsworth and a building on Clifton Lane.

A decision also has to be taken on whether the rooms used at Ferham Clinic are kept or those at Badsley Moor Lane.

The building review does not cover children’s services.

Dianne Graham, our Care Group Director for Rotherham, said: “We’re working really hard to develop locally based teams to make our services more easily accessible. We now have options for bases for our services and we want to hear your views and thoughts about them.

“If you are using or have used mental health and learning disability services in Rotherham, or if you have a view about about where they should be located please come along to our event to find out more.”

Service provision is not affected.

If you would like to attend please contact Cheryl Watkinson to book your place by emailing cheryl.watkinson2@nhs.net or call 01302 798135.