Day centre services to be pulled as CCG agrees to closure of hospital site

Full story in the Beccles and Baungay Journal, 23 March 2018

The Rayner Green Resource Centre, in Halesworth, provides social day care for people with these conditions and is funded by the Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG). However as the CCG looks to dispose of the Patrick Stead Hospital, its governing body has provisionally approved plans to move its services into the centre in Bungay Road.

Currently, the Patrick Stead Hospital provides phlebotomy, therapy services and eye scanning. However, the building has been deemed surplus to requirements.

A business case presented to the CCG’s governing body said moving the Patrick Stead services into Rayner Green will save £200,000 per year.

However, this would come at the cost of the social day care services.