Consultation Regarding Mental Health Services in West Sussex

I have been contacted by the West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups and the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust who have collectively launched a consultation to determine how mental health services in West Sussex could be improved for patients, families and staff.

Proposals in the consultation do impact on Horsham directly. It is proposed that services currently provided in the Iris Ward of Horsham Hospital are moved to a new modern ward for women with dementia in Worthing.

It is important that local residents have their say in this proposal and I would encourage constituents to respond to the consultation and view consultation documents by using the following link: https://www.sussexpartnership.nhs.uk/west-sussex-consultation

The consultation is open and closes on 11th October.

I have also requested an urgent meeting with representatives from the Trust to discuss the impact of these changes to service users in Horsham.