Health care changes in North Derbyshire

The North Derbyshire and Hardwick Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in July agreed controversial proposals for changes to community health services in the north of the County, which include closing older people’s mental health beds in the Cavendish Hospital in Buxton (as well as Newholme Hospital in Bakewell). A specialist older people’s mental health inpatient service will be developed in Walton Hospital (in Chesterfield), along with the development of ‘Community Dementia Rapid Response Teams’ intended to provide care for patients in their own homes. Also included in the proposed changes are a phasing out of provision in the Cavendish Hospital for older people with ‘functional’ mental il

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