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'Audlem' issue with mental health

30th September 2013 @ 6:06am – by Webteam
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In a very positive debate welcoming new initiatives at a recent Cheshire East cabinet meeting, while discussing Integrated Care & Support, Crewe Councillor Flude used Audlem to illustrate the difficulties mental health patients can experience in Cheshire East.

Cllr Flude said: "If you live in the lovely village of Audlem, and you have a mental health problem, your nearest hospital is the Millbrook Unit in Macclesfield."

While warmly welcoming the report presented by Cllr Janet Clowes, the representative for Wybunbury, Cllr Flude asked about the need for a central provision in Cheshire East for those needing a bed in a mental health facility. Transport, she said, was a real problem if you live in the south of the borough, a view that will, we are sure, be supported by many locally.

The Millbrook Unit is based at Macclesfield District General Hospital. The Unit has four wards and provides the following services – Acute care, Complex Assessment Recovery Service (CARS), Liaison psychiatry and Memory Assessment and Dementia services.

You can read the Integrated Care & Support report that was being debated by clicking here.


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