The decision was made by the Chief Inspector of Hospitals who rated the Trust 'Inadequate'. Concerns were raised about a number of issues, including patient safety. Issues have been flagged with this Trust for several years. Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Trust provides health and social care services, specialising in mental health and wellbeing.
Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of Mind, said:
"People using mental health services should be able to trust that those services are, at the very least, safe and of a good enough quality to meet their needs. This report is deeply concerning - after many months of being in special measures things aren't improving and it is clear that urgent action is needed to address the basic safety problems identified. Lives are being put at risk - it's time for the Government to intervene and make sure steps are taken to improve care swiftly."
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